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.

9 thoughts on “The Diversity Lottery

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. spackle,

    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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

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