Getting “randomly selected” by the US state department would usually strike fear in the heart of foreigners.
Every year, more than 100,000 people around the world will be chosen for the state department’s diversity immigrant visa program, also known as the green card lottery.
Every year, 50,000 people win the chance to become permanent residents simply by filling out an online form in the fall. The process is random, and names are simply drawn out of millions of entries.
You don’t need to be sponsored, you don’t need family in the US, you don’t need employment. You do not need to fill out dozens of forms, get a medical exam or be closely vetted to apply (although you will face such requirements if you’re selected). Not everyone is eligible, however: citizens of countries that have had 50,000 green cards awarded in the last five years – including the UK, Mexico, Canada, China, India and Brazil – cannot apply.
The president also, lambasting the “Diversity Visa Lottery Program,” which he described as a “Chuck Schumer beauty.” Trump claimed that the suspect, who came to the United States from Uzbekistan legally in 2010, entered the country through this particular program.
The “diversity lottery” has came under heavy scrutiny since the truck attack in Manhattan. I can’t think of a better person to completely expose how bad this program is.
Tucker Carlson annihilates the immigration lottery.
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) January 4, 2018