The US State Department recently released data on the American lottery: almost 84.000 were nominated candidates were randomly selected from the system among the 15 million total candidates for the DV (Diversity Visa) 2020 program.
On the European continent, Russia holds the first place for the largest number of selected candidates, 5118 in total. Behind him is Albania, with selected 3603 candidates.
By far the least interest in the "American dream" in the other countries of the Western Balkans: 260 candidates selected from Kosovo, 249 from Macedonia and only 35 from Montenegro. The other countries with the largest number of selected candidates in Europe are Ukraine (around 3000) and Turkey (2709).
As for the African continent, on the other hand, the countries with the largest number of selected candidates are Egypt (5568 in total) and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (4743 selected candidates).
However, it must be emphasized that the population of these countries is not at all comparable with that of Albania. The total population of the Land of Eagles, in fact, amounts to about 2,9 million people, while that of Russia and Egypt respectively to 140 million and 90 million people.
The latest American lottery
The DV 2020 program was the last to allow citizens around the world to dream of America through the lottery. In fact, last May, US President Donald Trump signed a new executive order concerning immigration.
The new executive order will maintain the number (approximately 1,1 million) of the green cards destined to emigrants every year, but will change the criteria to be able to have the green card giving priority to individuals with a high level of education (57%) together with those who have family ties in the US (33%) or humanitarian reasons (10%).
As a result, programs like the 'American Lottery', which over the years has allowed many, will be completely eliminated Albanian citizens to move to the USA and that every year assigns around 50.000 green card for the USA to countries with low emigration at random. Furthermore, Trump said that this new plan will facilitate legitimate asylum requests, eliminating "all unworthy requests".