22,000 mistakenly told they are to receive US Green Cards

May 13, 2011 17:29

WASHINGTON - More than 22,000 people were erroneously told they were eligible for a special US visa program because of a computer error in an annual lottery and the drawing must be redone, a US official said on Friday.

The official, who spoke to reporters on condition of anonymity, said the United States regretted any inconvenience or disappointment caused by the mistake and that the results of the new drawing were expected to be available around July 15.

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