Just what is the Diversity Visa Lottery and why is it such a hazard to national security? According to Wikipedia: The lottery is administered by the Department of State and conducted under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) as amended by the Immigration Act of 1990. The lottery makes available 50,000 permanent resident visas annually and aims to diversify the immigrant population in the United States, by selecting applicants from countries with low rates of immigration in the five years prior. As of 2017, around 20 million people apply for the lottery each year, and around 100,000 people (including family members of the winners) receive permanent residence as a result of it.
What this amounts to is that terrorist now receive a random chance for entry into the United States with a Green Card. So far that has allowed four who have entered and been arrested.
As Written By Alex Pfeiffer for the Daily Caller:
At least four alleged terrorists have entered America through the Diversity Visa Lottery program, according to statistics released Tuesday by The White House.
The Diversity Visa Lottery gives 50,000 permanent residence visas (green cards) to foreigners from nations without a large amount of immigration the U.S. It has come under criticism after Sayfullo Saipov, an Uzbek national who entered the U.S. through the program, allegedly killed eight in New York in a truck attack.
“I am calling on Congress to TERMINATE the diversity visa lottery program that presents significant vulnerabilities to our national security,” Trump tweeted on Nov. 2.
In the days before Saipov’s attack, Abdurasul Hasanovich Juraboev, another Uzbek national and Diversity Visa beneficiary, was sentenced to 15 years in prison for conspiring to provide material support to the Islamic State.
Syed Harris Ahmed of Pakistan, another Diversity Visa Lottery beneficiary, was ……..
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