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06/05/2013 04:57 pm ET

Abdi Iftin, Somali Refugee: Winning Green Card Lottery Was 'A Dream'

More than 8 million would-be American citizens enter the Green Card Lottery every year, but only 50,000 lucky winners are chosen. Now, the program is at risk of being eliminated in the thick of the nation's immigration debate. On HuffPost Live Tuesday, Somali refugee Abdi Iftin shared his experience as one of the lucky few to win a visa through the tiny program.

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