A guide to what you should know about the 2016 A-1B visa lottery
It’s an important step in America’s immigration reform efforts, which aim to encourage skilled workers to come to the U.S. and to lower the number of visas for the country’s low-wage workers.
But for people like Joanna Gannon, a 24-year-old computer programmer from Dallas, the lottery has been a disappointment.
“The lottery has definitely put a strain on my family,” Gannon told Recode.
She lost out on a coveted $150,000, and is struggling to find a job in Texas, where she’s based.
“I just want to be able to help my family.
I’m still trying to figure that out.”