Will Congress End The “Visa Lottery” Before Anymore People Are Killed?
On Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends” on Wednesday, conservative commentator and investigative journalist Michelle Malkin blasted members of Congress for failing to end the diversity visa lottery program, which has been utilized to allow foreign terror suspects into the country.
The random visas are given out to foreign nationals from countries with known terrorist problems, including Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Syria, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela, Yemen, and Uzbekistan.
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Both parties have shrugged their shoulders on eliminating the diversity visa program. @michellemalkin explains, there have been bills to eliminate the diversity visa program for the last 15 years & Congress refuses to act. https://t.co/tFCQqa0Gn3pic.twitter.com/gtL0o8AI3h
— Nick Short (@PoliticalShort) December 13, 2017
“There are millions of people around the world who are clamoring to get in here the right way and the fact that we still do it randomly tells you how much insanity — politically incorrect sanity — has set in,” said Malkin. “I mean, it was just seven weeks ago with the truck jihadist, who also got in here through the Diversity Visa Lottery and also benefitted from the chain migration insanity that we had people saying ‘Oh yeah, we’ve got to get rid of it! We’ve got to get rid of it!’”
“I’m so exasperated my friends because I’ve been calling for the end of this program for the last 15 years,” she added.
“We should value citizenship and entry into this country much more than we have been and both parties have shrugged their shoulders,” Malkin continued. “There have been legislative bills, stand-alone bills, to eliminate the Diversity Visa program for the last 15 years. They’ve gathered dust.”
“The SAFE Act, before the House Judiciary Committee in 2011, just sat there doing nothing,” she said. “We’ve got the RAISE Act, which is co-sponsored by Tom Cotton and David Perdue, which would have eliminated the Visa Lottery program. It’s been gathering dust.”
“How many more people have to die or be threatened before we get rid of this stupidity?” she asked rhetorically.
Earlier this week, 27-year-old Akayed Ullah, who is a foreign national from Bangladesh, attempted to blow himself up in New York City in a botched suicide bombing attempt.
Ullah came to the US in 2011 as a “chain migrant” of his uncle, who had previously come to the country through the visa lottery.
Sadly, chain migration is a problem in and of itself. Chain migration allows new immigrants to bring an unlimited number of foreign relatives with them.
This is utter madness, and if you don’t think so, you probably should read the brilliant Erik Rush’s commentary on immigration.