Bloomberg Law
Oct. 1, 2020, 1:39 AM

U.S. Ordered to Reserve 9,000 Diversity Visas Past Deadline

Genevieve Douglas
Genevieve Douglas

A U.S. district judge in Washington ordered the State Department to reserve 9,095 diversity visas for winners of the 2020 lottery whose applications are still being processed amid delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

The ruling, issued late Wednesday, is the latest in a series of orders for the diversity visa hopefuls who faced a pending Sept. 30 deadline to receive their papers so that they can come to the U.S. in 2021.

The diversity visa lottery winners are part of five consolidated lawsuits challenging Trump’s ability to ban immigrants and foreign workers from entering the country through the rest ...

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