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American Green Card Application Closes Next Week, Have You Applied? Here’s The Details

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The 2021 Diversty Visa Program (DV-2021), famously known as the Green Card Lottery and officially known as Permanent Resident Card (PRC) closes on November 5th, 2019 at 12pm Eastern Standard Time. The registration period began at noon October 2nd Eastern Daytime Time.

The applicants must submit their entries for the DV-2021 program electronically at dvlottery.state.gov between the period mentioned above.

A total of 55,000 permanent resident visas (green cards) will be available through this program.

Applicants are advised not to wait until the last minute of the registration period to get into the Lottery as the high demand will result in website delays. Also, no late entries or paper entries will be accepted.

The story behind the lottery is America’s desire to maintain its diversity and status as the great “melting pot”.

One is able to apply for a Green Card by first finding out if he or she is eligible. Secondly, if you are eligible, file Form 1-485-Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), including all supporting documents and fees. The USCIS will then review your application and schedule an interview with you. Lastly, once issued, your Green Card will be valid for 10 years.

The DV program makes a limited number of immigrant visas available every year to people meeting certain eligibility requirements:

1. You must be a foreign citizen from a country with a low immigration rate to the United States. Each year, the U.S. Department of State puts out a list of eligible and ineligible countries. The list of countries may change each year. See the 2021 DV lottery instructions (PDF, Download Adobe Reader) for the most recent list.

2. You must have graduated from high school or its equivalent or have qualifying work experience.

The Law allows only one entry per person during each registration period. The State Department uses sophisticated technology to detect multiple entries. Persons with more than one entry will be disqualified.

The USCIS encourages people to complete the entry form by themselves without any aid of a “visa consultant or agent,” or other facilitator who offers help. If anyone is help out, he or she should be present when their entry is prepared so that they can provide the correct and accurate answers to the questions and retain the confirmation page and their unique confirmation number

Applicants are also cautioned against scammers who would try to take advantage of the, by getting their personal information or their money. The Department of the State will not send the applicants a letter or an email about winning a Green Card. They will be aware of the DV Lottery Results by checking online using their confirmation number.

Some of the privileges that a green card holder enjoys include the legal right to live and work in the U.S. on a permanent basis one is able to apply for many government jobs with a green card (though some are reserved for U.S. citizens). Green card holders also receive certain health, educational, and other benefits.

You can also petition for your spouse and unmarried children to receive their own green cards, though they will be classified as “preference relatives,” and due to annual limits on such visas, have to wait in line, probably for a few years, until a visa number becomes available.

You may keep your present citizenship in your native country, and you may apply for U.S. citizenship at a later time. That time period is five years for most green card holders, but three years for people who were married to and living with a U.S. citizen the entire time.

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Business Aviation Risks Ban in UK by 2025, Labor Politicians have Suggested

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The business aviation in United Kingdom is at a threat of being banned by 2025, some UK politicians have suggested.

NBAA CEO Ed Bolen says “The Business Aviation has seen the pioneering of new technologies that has seen reduction of carbon emission with less than 40% emission.” However, this isn’t the case with UK Labor politicians. Some are pushing for ultimate ban of business aviation. This has seen the business aviation groups coming into the defense with National Business Aviation Association and International Business being the main fighting for their industry.

The main reason for pushing the ban is that business aviation is too dirty. Why do they view it as being dirty? Well, The Labor politicians view the business aviation as a leading carbon emission. IBAC director Kurt Edwards says “UK leaders need to focus in making sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) widely available in UK with positive incentives to encourage use of SAF in greater quantities. The business Aviation has overseen the emissions and energy saving technologies that is been used greatly in Aviation Industry.”

Also this suggestion came as a result of a report that showed the carbon emission was equivalent to 450,000 cars a year. The Shadow Transport Secretary Andy McDonald tweeted Monday 4th November, “The Multi-millionaires and billionaires who travel by jet are doing profound damages to the climate, and it’s the rest of us who’ll suffer the consequences. A phase-out date for the use of fossil fuel private jets is a sensible proposal.”

If the suggestion from the labor politicians is to go by, then the business aviation will suffer great losses and eventually death due to lack of profits. This is also going to greatly affect the creativity of newer technologies that will cut the energy and carbon emissions which is influenced by some of the invention technologies from business aviation as stated by IBAC director. It will also influence the full achievement of environment friendly after fossil planes are phased out as, UK seeks to be environment friendly by 2044 using strategies and plans outlined in the 25-year plan launched in 2018.

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Oil Prices drop as Uncertainty Weighs on The U.S.-China Trade

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Amid renewed doubts over the prospects of the US and China trade deal, Oil prices fell more than 1 per cent on Monday, while worries about oversupply also weighed on the market.

Brent crude was down 69 cents, or 1.1 per cent, at $61.82 by 0730 GMT. The contract rose 1.3 per cent last week. U.S. crude was 63 cents, or 1.1 per cent, lower at $56.61 a barrel, having risen 1.9 per cent last week.

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday that trade talks with China were moving along “very nicely,” and also stressed a deal will be agreed ‘if it was a right one for America’.

Phillip Futures analyst was quoted saying: “China delivered a massive deflationary shock in its factories, providing a somber tone towards the fragile state of the global economy.”

the sixteenth trade war between the world’s two biggest economies has raised concerns that a supply glut could develop in 2020 due to the slower economic growth around the world and this has prompted analysts to lower forecasts for oil demand.

Trump also said U.S. willingness to lift tariffs as part of a “phase one” agreement, news of which had boosted markets was incorrect reporting.

Underlining the impact of the trade war, data over the weekend showed that China’s producer prices fell the most in more than three years in October, as the manufacturing sector weakened, hit by the dispute and declining demand.

Analysts said that investors are also concerned about excess supplies of crude.

OPEC Secretary-General Mohammad Barkindo said last week, that the oil market outlook for next year may have upside potential, suggesting there is no need to cut output further.

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Climate Change is the Biggest Threat to the US Economy, FED Has Warned

Climate- and weather-related events have directly cost the US more than $500 billion over the past five years, according to a Federal Reserve official.

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Climate and weather-related events have directly cost the US more than $500 billion according to Kevin Stiroh, the executive vice president responsible for bank regulation at the New York Federal Reserve System (Fed).

“Climate change has significant consequences for the US economy and financial sector through slowing productivity growth, asset revaluations and sectoral reallocations of business activity,” Stiroh said on Thursday at the GARP Global Risk Forum in New York.

According to him, global warming is expected to disrupt business operations and economic activity in the coming years in addition to causing severe damage to natural resource and infrastructure damage. “These effects will be felt across business sectors and asset classes, and on the strategies, operations and balance sheets of financial firms”.

The central bank would “use its authorities and tools to prepare financial institutions for severe weather events.” Fed Chairman Jay Powell told Congress this year.

In a 1,500+-pages report released late 2018, scientists from 13 federal agencies predicted that climate change would slash gross domestic product by a tenth by 2100 if the rate at carbon emissions that warm the planet are being released into the atmosphere.

The scientists said that in an event which involves extreme weather conditions, there is possibility of wreaking havoc on growth through adverse effects on the supply chains, healthcare system, labor productivity, agriculture, tourism, infrastructure, electricity costs and power generation.

“With continued growth in emissions at historic rates, annual losses in some economic sectors are projected to reach hundreds of billions of dollars by the end of the century—more than the current gross domestic product of many US states,” the report said.

Top economists from both sides of the aisle signed a letter in January, the letter said that climate change was “a serious problem calling for immediate national action” and called for a national tax on carbon.”

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