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    Rejected Green Card hopefuls sue US

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    More than 20,000 people planning to immigrate to the US have had to change their plans due to a technical glitch in the US state department system.

    They received promise saying their applications had been accepted after entering a green card lottery draw run by the US state department last year.

    But, a technical glitch invalidated these results later on the website, and led the visa offers to be withdrawn.

    Thirty-six people offered false promise by the US department are suing the US government.

    Al Jazeera's John Terrett reports from Washington DC.