(AP) A Spanish-language reality TV show is offering contestants an unusual prize: the services of immigration lawyers to guide them toward a green card for U.S. residency. 'Gana la Verde (Win the Green)' airs on Spanish channels in Los Angeles, San Diego, Houston and Dallas. 

'People say that our show is like 'Fear Factor,' but it's different because the climax of the show involves working,' said production manager Adrian Vallarino. The show's winner receives a year's worth of help from lawyers to expedite the residency process. There's no guarantee of a green card. A U.S. immigration official warned against undue optimism for contestants.

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Do you think this reality show that has immigrants perform `Fear Factor`-like stunts for a chance at a green card is immoral?
(AP) A Spanish-language reality TV show is offering contestants an unusual prize: the services of immigration lawyers to guide them toward a green card for U.S. residency. `Gana la Verde (Win the Green)` airs on Spanish channels in Los Angeles, San Diego, Houston and Dallas.

`People say that our show is like `Fear Factor,` but it`s different because the climax of the show involves working,` said production manager Adrian Vallarino. The show`s winner receives a year`s worth of help from lawyers to expedite the residency process. There`s no guarantee of a green card. A U.S. immigration official warned against undue optimism for contestants.

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18 yrs ago - Monday 9/13/04 - 5:56:27 AM EST (GMT-5)
It's highly obnoxious, but I don't think it's immoral.
18 yrs ago - Monday 9/13/04 - 6:29:52 AM EST (GMT-5)
Its immoral if the TV show is making money out of it.
18 yrs ago - Monday 9/13/04 - 6:46:36 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yes I do. I think bribing people to perform dangerous stunts and traumatize themselves is immoral. Eventually someone is going to get seriously hurt or die on Fear Factor or another show like it and the people who are responsible will be held accountable.
18 yrs ago - Monday 9/13/04 - 6:51:11 AM EST (GMT-5)
hmmmm thats a better argument than saying that the green card prize is worse than a cash one.

i hope they take every safety precaution and that there is a good chance of the contestants getting US citizenship or they at least fully understand the risk. if the years worth of lawyer just tells them that they are underqualified its immoral.

18 yrs ago - Tuesday 9/21/04 - 11:42:10 AM EST (GMT-5)
It's not immoral...but it is strange. Green Cards lead to a new life...just like 50 thousand or a hundred thousand in cash would if you won money. These people chose to be on the show..they aren't forced. Otherwise they would be immoral to themselves and that's just dumb.
17 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Saturday 11/20/04 - 10:42:56 PM EST (GMT-5)
Immoral - no. Stupid - resoundingly yes. Just like all the popular stuff on TV these days.
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Thursday 12/9/04 - 8:02:18 PM EST (GMT-5)
That's just terrible.
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 12/21/04 - 1:55:03 PM EST (GMT-5)
hahahahahahahaha!!!! i wish i had that show on my local chanels!!!
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 12/21/04 - 2:11:23 PM EST (GMT-5)
immoral, no. sick, exploitive and stupid, yes.
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 12/22/04 - 1:49:06 AM EST (GMT-5)
Immoral cause they take advantage of people with no other choice and make money out of it.
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 12/22/04 - 1:57:41 AM EST (GMT-5)
What an absolutely novel concept...

Betcha it's safer than the decathlons that they used to do to get acros the US border in the old days... sprints, hurdles, pole vaulting, swimming, long jump, high jump, crawling, ducking, hiding, and (if caught) begging

17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Friday 2/11/05 - 11:14:02 PM EST (GMT-5)
how is giving someone a chance at a green card immoral? Its a win-win.
17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Saturday 2/12/05 - 12:22:47 AM EST (GMT-5)
Nah, they're given a choice, and they can turn it down. Even if desperate, it's still their choice.

Now if theye were forced to do it, or lied to about what they would get, that would be immoral.

17 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Sunday 3/27/05 - 2:42:20 AM EST (GMT-5)
illegal and unconstitutional I'm sure...
17 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Thursday 3/31/05 - 5:16:10 PM EST (GMT-5)
haha it all comes down to it.. haha what a dumb tv show! i think it should be DELETED!
17 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 4/11/05 - 10:32:33 AM EST (GMT-5)
I think it is odd.
17 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Monday 5/30/05 - 2:11:08 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think that is fairly stupid... I wouldn't even consider watching it,



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