Diversity Visa Program

United States is the most divert nation on earth, and the millions of immigrants that came from all over the world to settle in the country have built the country. No other country has been successful as the United States with the success the immigrants have contributed to the nation. The first influx of immigrants into the United States started in 1905 and 1914 when people from all over the world migrated into the United States by ship. It was in the 20th century that U. S. began to experience a real demographic increase.

Annually, over one million immigrants arrived in U.S primarily by ship. Although between 1915 and 1965, there was little influx of people due to the depression of late 1920s and 1930s and the introduction of various forms of legislations discouraged people to immigrate to the United States. Thus, in the present decade, since 1962, the number of influx into the United States remains the same, but they now arrive by sea, ship, land and air. Estimated data revealed by U. S. Census Bureau indicated that there were 33. 5 million foreign born in the United States in 2003 representing 11. 7 percent of the U. S population.

(Luke) United States laws on immigration permit prospective immigrants to enter into United States through various forms. The Employment based immigration allows aliens with extraordinary abilities such as researchers or Professors to immigrate into the United States. This type of immigration also allows people with advanced university degree or people with exceptional abilities in science, business. Under this type of immigration, the professionals in certain profession or religious leaders or those that wish to invest in the United States. Other form of immigration into the United States is Family-based immigration.

This is the type of immigration law that allows foreigners to immigrate into the United States based on their relationship with U. S. citizen or legal permanent resident. The sons or daughters, relatives or spouses of U. S citizens or legal permanent resident can benefits from this type of immigration. In a few decades, U. S introduced the other form immigration called Diversity Visa Program. The DV program makes 55,000 immigrant visas available through a lottery to people who come from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States.

The person that receives a visa through the DV Program will be allowed to live and work permanently in the United States. They will also be allowed to bring their spouse and any unmarried children under the age of 21 to the United States. STATUS OF U. S. IMMIGRATION, The influx of immigrants into the United States has enriched the socio-economic status of the country. The foreign borns who immigrated into the Unites States have enriched the country in various ways. One quarter of adult immigrants, which arrived in the United States before 1980 now in the high positions?

Most of them now held managerial and professional jobs. Additionally, immigration into the United State has also enriched the country culturally. Many foreign cultures have entered into the country. Many languages are being spoken in American streets. More so, immigrants have enriched American with introduction of foreign foods, there are now many foreign restaurants in all the cities of United States. There are also foreign arts and dances have successfully stayed in U. S.

Thus, 40 percent of the immigrants that entered into United States in 1990 have already earned American citizenship or permanent residence status. With their new status, they can participate in American politics, many foreign born Americans have now successfully secured political posts in American congress. The immigration to U. S. will be increasing. The record shows that U. S. GDP is one of the highest in the world and its economic prosperity, its higher standard of living and the position of its GDP will continue to attract the investors and prospective migrants all over the world.

After 1910, Japan was liberated from Korean colonization, there was rapid flow migration between Japan and the Korean peninsula and there was not much of immigration into Japan between 1910 to 1970s. The devastated effect of Second World War made Japan to be isolated from the rest of world from 1945 until 1970. Although there was shortage of labor in the Japanese economy in the 1960s, both the Japanese government and major corporations prefer only to depend on to local labor. The growing status of Japan in the world economy, the rise in the power of Yen and labor shortage led to the influx of immigrants from all over the world into Japan.

Thus, in 1990, due to the rapid growth of Japanese GDP, the numbers immigrant workers that entered into Japan grew rapidly from 100,000 in 1990 to 300,000 in 1993 and reached approximately 207,000 in 2005. (Aruduo) CURRENT STATUS JAPANESE IMMIGRATION The rapid growth of Japanese and increase in country GDP has led the country to receive newcomers from all over the world yearly. The official figures released by Justice Ministry revealed that as of the end of 2004, there were 1. 97 million foreign nationals that registered in Japan which account for about 1. 6 percent of the total population (127. 69 million).

Moreover, the numbers of foreign nationals that enter Japan keep increasing yearly. In 1990, the total number of entrants was 3. 5 million and increased to 5. 27 million in 2000. By 2005, the number had grown to 7. 45 million. Additional the government policies towards immigration have also changed in recent years. Apart from visitors that enter into Japan for short stay, the government also open different immigration policies in which intending immigrants can enter Japan, people can now enter Japan in various ways, some of them are work and long-term visa that is meant for people that Intend to work in Japan.

Other forms immigration are for the people that intend to invest in Japan, or do Legal/Accounting Services or the Medical practitioners, Researchers, Instructors, Engineer, Specialists. Others are those that intend to do Humanities or International Services, Intracompany Transferee or Entertainer, Skilled Labor, College Student and Trainees. Meanwhile, the various government immigration policies make the intending immigrants to keep increasing.