I have a question.
Through the law, F1 visa holders are not allow to get immigrant status or intend to migrate.
So, what will happen if they won a VISA lottery and file in the I-485 application while they are in USA and still studying or just graduated?
I cannot find any clear information about this. The information on the "Green Card Through the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program" from the USCIS website doesn't mentioned anything about non-immigrant visa holders. However, under "Supporting Evidence for Form I-485", they mentioned about submitting a "Copy of passport page with non-immigrant visa (if applicable)". This is probably for H1B visa holders because they are allowed to migrate.
So can F1 visa holders get a green card through the lottery? Is there any similar case like this? What happened to them. Is there anybody that you know gets a green card through the lottery?