FOR ENTRANTS. For calendar year 2014 ("DV-2016") green card lottery registrants, we explain personal and residential requirements in much more detail than on the U.S. State Department and USCIS federal government websites. We also include the latest suggestions that can prevent you from being accidentally disqualified; what to do if you are out of status; and other ways to get a green card. Of course, we list qualifying O*Net occupations; complete photo guidelines; additional immigration resources; how and when to use lottery services and immigrant attorneys; and more. PLUS we provide everything you need to know if you win.
FOR WINNERS. For calendar year 2013 ("DV-2015") green card lottery winners we clearly explain how to use the monthly visa bulletin; all about your ranking number; choosing between adjusting status and consular processing; your interview with the U.S. consulate; how to handle your USCIS green card interview; what to do if your application is denied, and more. We also provide tips to avoid other lesser-known mistakes in the final stages of getting your immigrant visa.
This is our eleventh annual edition. The FREE version (Chapters 1-3 only) is available at: http://www.mygreencard.com/downloads.php. A full Table of Contents is available at: http://www.mygreencard.com/toc.php.
J. Stephen Wilson authored all previous editions and founded Creative Networks in 2003 in Santa Barbara, California to help market the book. He is a former technical writer, biochemical engineer and software project manager. He is the founder of myGreencard.com -- an immigration portal featuring immigration news, immigration reports, and the latest Diversity Visa Program information. Steve writes on immigration policy issues and related topics with the Albuquerque Immigration Examiner. He has degrees from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, NM and the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.Marybeth Rael conceived of the idea and wrote an early draft of Win the Green Card Lottery! the first book dedicated to the green card lottery. The first edition was published by Self-Counsel Press i 2003. Marybeth has provided assistance to Diversity Visa Program registrants through the American Green Card Lottery Network, a green card lottery service she established to help prospective immigrants prepare green card lottery applications. Marybeth is a graduate of the University of Albuquerque in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Between her travels to the Middle East, she resides in New Mexico.
In her groundbreaking reporting over the past few years, Naomi Klein introduced the term "disaster capitalism." Whether covering Baghdad after the U.S. occupation, Sri Lanka in the wake of the tsunami, or New Orleans post-Katrina, she witnessed something remarkably similar. People still reeling from catastrophe were being hit again, this time with economic "shock treatment," losing their land and homes to rapid-fire corporate makeovers.
The Shock Doctrine retells the story of the most dominant ideology of our time, Milton Friedman's free market economic revolution. In contrast to the popular myth of this movement's peaceful global victory, Klein shows how it has exploited moments of shock and extreme violence in order to implement its economic policies in so many parts of the world from Latin America and Eastern Europe to South Africa, Russia, and Iraq.
At the core of disaster capitalism is the use of cataclysmic events to advance radical privatization combined with the privatization of the disaster response itself. Klein argues that by capitalizing on crises, created by nature or war, the disaster capitalism complex now exists as a booming new economy, and is the violent culmination of a radical economic project that has been incubating for fifty years.