Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The Diversity Lottery

As you probably remember, the Diversity Visa Lottery is an annual allocation of permanent residency visas to certain countries in an attempt to Make America Look Like the World:

The diversity lottery was conducted under the terms of section 203(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act and makes available 50,000 permanent resident visas annually to persons from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States.

In other words, nobody from the usual suspects will be allowed in under this program. But who are the usual suspects? Mexico and Canada, obviously; but there are a number of others:

Natives of the following countries were not eligible to participate in DV-2009: Brazil, Canada, China (mainland-born, excluding Hong Kong S.A.R., and Taiwan), Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Pakistan, Peru, the Philippines, Poland, Russia, South Korea, United Kingdom (except Northern Ireland) and its dependent territories, and Vietnam.

As you can see, the Third World is not the only beneficiary of this program: Danes, Swedes, Germans, Italians, and Latvians are entitled to register. No Brits, however! We had enough of them after George III. But we’ll take people from Ulster; that’s different.

I’ll paste the entire breakdown by nationality below the jump. It’s interesting to note who didn’t register — nobody from Vatican City, San Marino, Brunei, or the Solomon Islands signed up. But there has been heavy participation by Ukraine, Turkey, Bangladesh, Egypt, Cameroon, and Albania.

And forty-eight Danes! I hope somebody at State puts a thumb on the scales for the Vikings…

The full results:
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Algeria 2,205 Libya 117
Angola 38 Madagascar 46
Benin 390 Malawi 29
Botswana 22 Mali 124
Burkina Faso 129 Mauritania 39
Burundi 86 Mauritius 62
Cameroon 3,659 Morocco 3,280
Cape Verde 9 Mozambique 22
Central African Rep. 21 Namibia 20
Chad 27 Niger 64
Comoros 6 Nigeria 6,041
Congo 1,582 Rwanda 111
Congo, Democratic Republic Of The 65 Sao Tome and Principe 1
Cote D’Ivoire 642 Senegal 1,160
Djibouti 26 Seychelles 8
Egypt 4,831 Sierra Leone 2,230
Equatorial Guinea 10 Somalia 256
Eritrea 829 South Africa 909
Ethiopia 5,200 Sudan 1,143
Gabon 35 Swaziland 6
Gambia, The 168 Tanzania 298
Ghana 7,322 Togo 956
Guinea 469 Tunisia 155
Guinea-Bissau 9 Uganda 433
Kenya 4,307 Zambia 156
Lesotho 4 Zimbabwe 242
Liberia 3,440    


Afghanistan 117 Malaysia 85
Bahrain 18 Maldives 4
Bangladesh 6,023 Mongolia 191
Bhutan 4 Nepal 1,891
Brunei 0 North Korea 2
Burma 556 Oman 10
Cambodia 287 Qatar 10
Hong Kong Special Admin. Region 75 Saudi Arabia 128
Indonesia 230 Singapore 38
Iran 1,689 Sri Lanka 792
Iraq 154 Syria 108
Israel 194 Taiwan 431
Japan 320 Thailand 110
Jordan 161 Timor-Leste 1
Kuwait 43 United Arab Emirates 33
Laos 2 Yemen 102
Lebanon 193    


Albania 2,894 Liechtenstein 1
Andorra 0 Lithuania 273
Armenia 1,285 Luxembourg 1
Austria 145 Macau 12
Azerbaijan 345 Macedonia, Former Yugoslav Rep. Of 322
Belarus 1,240 Malta 9
Belgium 82 Martinique 4
Bosnia & Herzegovina 158 Moldova 542
Bulgaria 1,154 Monaco 0
Croatia 75 Montenegro 20
Cyprus 42 Netherlands 226
Czech Republic 140 Netherlands Aruba 9
Denmark 48 Netherlands Antilles 34
Estonia 58 Northern Ireland 35
Finland 72 Norway 54
France 738 Portugal 92
French Guiana 11 Reunion 0
French Polynesia 2 Romania 757
French Southern and Antarctic Lands 1 San Marino 0
Georgia 661 Serbia 656
Germany 1,973 Slovakia 169
Greece 63 Slovenia 21
Greenland 1 Spain 172
Guadeloupe 0 Sweden 226
Hungary 271 Switzerland 230
Iceland 25 Tajikistan 168
Ireland 132 Turkey 2,331
Italy 433 Turkmenistan 111
Kazakhstan 336 Ukraine 5,502
Kyrgyzstan 169 Uzbekistan 3,284
Latvia 100 Vatican City 0

North America

Bahamas, The 12    


Australia 590 Niue 11
Christmas Islands 0 Palau 0
Cook Islands 0 Papua New Guinea 15
Fiji 760 Samoa 20
Kiribati 2 Solomon Islands 0
Marshall Islands 0 Tonga 129
Micronesia, Federated States Of 2 Tuvalu 1
Nauru 1 Vanuatu 1
New Zealand 269    

South America, Central America, and the Caribbean

Antigua and Barbuda 5 Honduras 77
Argentina 174 Nicaragua 58
Barbados 8 Panama 38
Belize 4 Paraguay 10
Bolivia 108 Saint Kitts and Nevis 1
Chile 50 Saint Lucia 4
Costa Rica 67 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 9
Cuba 555 Suriname 5
Dominica 30 Trinidad and Tobago 141
Grenada 6 Uruguay 26
Guatemala 6 Venezuela 470
Guyana 41    

Hat tip: heroyalwhyness.


Anonymous said...

Hey, George III was quite some time ago! Or do we have to go around apologising for our ancestors' rulers for ever?

spackle said...

Interesting that the two South American/ Caribbean countries with the most numbers are those darlings of the left. Cuba and Venezuela.

As to the entire list it is one Hell hole after the other with few exceptions. Besides most of the European countries I'll take the Aussies, New Zealanders and the Ukranians. As for the rest? Good night and good luck.

Baron Bodissey said...

Yokel --

If you've hung around here for a while, you know that I'm somewhat of an Anglophile, and was even a limey myself for four years during my youth.

IOW, I was joking.

I tolerate the Brits at least as readily as I put up with the Swedes.

The Irish are another matter entirely.

Avery Bullard said...

No Brits, however! We had enough of them after George III. But we’ll take people from Ulster; that’s different.

The Northern Ireland exception was supposedly a reward from the U.S. to NI following the 1998 peace agreement. Actually it was due to lobbying from Kennedy and other 'Irish' American politicians.

laine said...

What is this mania for "diversity" as an end in itself? There's no empirical proof that building a Tower of Babel strengthens a nation (as in demonstrating that immigration continually improves a host nation's productivity instead of being a net drain in costs). This is just another leftist unproven assumption. Since they've been wrong about everything else, what are the odds they get this one right?

Remember, the crowd that worships diversity of appearance is the exact same crowd working hard at curtailing diversity of thought so how trustworthy are they? Leftist parties in all western countries push for immigration because immigrants tend to vote eternally for the ones who "brung 'em to the party".

Since it IS empirically proven that leftist policies impoverish nations both monetarily and spiritually (East Germany vs West Germany, North Korea vs South Korea, Soviet Union vs USA etc.) how is this a good idea?

How good are screening procedures to separate desirable citizens from backwater countries from rats deserting a sinking ship who set about recreating the same conditions that did their home country in? And how ethical is it to poach the best and brightest if that's what we're doing from countries who are worse off?

Why not try something else for a couple of decades and compare overall global benefits? Why doesn't everyone except refugees in actual danger stay put and improve their home countries with the option of inviting emissaries from nations who are doing better to help them turn things around? Swamping successful countries with the unsuccessful is not going to work out well for anyone except the handful by world standards of lucky immigrants. They can be a net burden on the host countries and the majorities left in hellholes who depend on subsidies from successful countries for life itself in many cases end up suffering more.

Countries dragged down to mediocrity by socialism don't have the wherewithal or even motivation to help Africa for example.

The Leftist version of equality (not just equality before the law and equality of opportunity but enforced sharing) ALWAYS ends up with an equal sharing of a lowered standard of living. Their loser formula will work no differently on a city, state, national and world scale. Socialism has the illusion of "working" only when a) there's a homogeneous society like Sweden used to be with shared high work ethic or b) there's someone to subsidize the socialists. For example, Quebec true to its French nature is the most socialist province in Canada but does not live within its means. Instead, billions are siphoned from the more productive provinces and handed to Quebec in a completely unethical federal "equalization" program. California is on the verge of bankruptcy because it chose to let all its government workers live high off the hog. Who thinks only Californians are going to pay for their unsustainable policies? Was it the unions and feckless management who paid for their greed bankrupting GM?

Leftist policies do not make money. They merely redistribute money. Without access to and power over moneymakers, they crash economies reducing the vast majority to a much lower standard of living. This still works for leftist leaders who always erect palaces for themselves or at least dachas while steadily repressing the newly created serfs. There's always enough money for the elite few as long as the uppity middle classes are reduced to being peasants again.

Sean O'Brian said...


Besides most of the European countries I'll take the Aussies, New Zealanders and the Ukranians.

But now that all those countries are 'diversified' you wouldn't necessarily be getting people of European or Australian stock. I read an anecdotal comment on a blog that said that African/Asian Muslim immigrants were coming to the US from Europe.

Rocha said...

It's a shame Brazil is not included... i can think of whole brazilian regions that could be depopulated in favor of USA. We could begin with Guaranhuns...

Well to say the truth if you acaricans can't reverse the 1965 immigration laws that's the picture of NY in 2042.

Good luck, and be sure that despite being atheist i do pray every night for the west, just in case there's anything out there.

Cyrus said...

That's Detroit isn't it? ;)

Anonymous said...

A who's who of jihad central, and I'm surely missing some:

Sudan (!!!)
Saudi Arabia (9/11 anybody?)

I'd bet that very few of these residencies will be given to refugee Christians, Jews, and pagans fleeing from Muslim persecution. This is potentially thousands of jihadists every year entering the US. Given the fact that we don't control the identity departments of these governments, generating fake IDs with clean backgrounds for jihadist insertion into the US would be trivial for these governments to accomplish.