Translated by Little Leaf; Reveiwed by Wencheng
The application for the Fiscal Year 2022 Diversity Immigrant Program in the US started on October 7. Due to HongKong National Security Law, the US announced its cancelation of HongKong special treatment, and HongKong is thus regarded as part of Mainland China. As a result, HongKong citizens will not be eligible for the Greencard Lottery in 2022.
The new round application for Diversity Immigrant Visa started from October 7 and will end on December 10. For Fiscal Year 2022, the DV lottery program will make up to 55,000 green card numbers available. The lottery winners could immigrate to the US in as soon as 2022 after all the procedures such as interviews, etc. The Diversity Immigrant Visa program makes 50,000 diversity visas available annually in a lottery. Given that the number of Chinese immigrates has exceeded its quota, Chinese citizens are not eligible for the DV lottery.
Before the implementation of National Security Law in HongKong, which was a special administrative region, HongKong citizens used to have the eligibility for DV lottery.
The Hong Kong People’s Freedom and Choice Act passed by US House Committee on Foreign Affairs on October 1 will provide Temporary Protected Status for HongKong citizens and will have a special immigration policy towards HongKong citizens. The Act will promote international cooperation to protect HongKong refugees, particularly those who played important roles in the Protests, and will speed up the procedure for the HongKong people suffering from political persecution.
Editor’s Comments: Due to HongKong National Security Law, which brings calamity to both the country and the people, HongKong citizens lost the benefit of the eligibility for DV lottery. Presently, HongKong people, regarded as politically persecuted and suppressed groups, can apply for political asylum as refugees and get the Right of Abode in the country, which is out of the expectation of these proud HongKong people. After bloodshed and fire, the majority of HongKong citizens have realized that it’s meaningless to merely talk about democracy and rule of law. Instead, what is more important is to protest bravely to take down the CCP!