Imagine this: You won the lottery! But not just any lottery – this one has stakes even bigger than a million-dollar jackpot. I’m talking about the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services’ visa lottery program! Every year, hundreds of thousands of individuals apply for just a few spots to be able to come to the United States through the diversity visa program. Intended to bring a sample of individuals from around the world (and maintaining the “melting pot” of America), a few lucky individuals are chosen every year to come to the United States, even if a job or a family member is not already waiting for you. After providing certified translation of important documents, they’re welcomed into the country.
But many participants in this year’s lottery were even more surprised to get another letter after they found out they were winners. This second letter, unfortunately, read that all the results from the first lottery were invalidated – due to a computer glitch!
Imagine finding out you won and then find it all taken away from you that quickly. Obviously, many were upset by this decision, so a court case was filed by those who had already won and had their certified language translation available. The case down to an interesting problem: What exactly does the word “random” mean?
It turns out that there is a government definition for the term “random” – one that the first drawing did not meet. Due to that computer error, those who had already won and had that certified language translation ready were more likely to appear in the results than other, equally deserving individuals. The judge thought that the only way to properly rectify the situation was to have another drawing that was fair to all participants. Although the people who already obtained their certified language translation may not agree.
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