| NYC jihad mass murderer entered US via Diversity Visa Program
| Wednesday, November 01, 2017
|Jihad Watch : And look how wonderfully diverse he has made us.
“Report: NYC Foreign Terror Suspect Entered U.S. with ‘Diversity Visa’ Trump Wants to End,” by John Binder, Breitbart, October 31, 2017:
The suspected foreign national terrorist behind the New York City attack
that has left at least eight individuals dead came to the United States
years ago through the Diversity Visa Lottery, a program that President
Trump and pro-American immigration reformers have demanded an end to.
According to ABC New York,
29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov — the man who allegedly mowed down
pedestrians in the Tribeca neighborhood of New York City — entered the
U.S. in 2010 from Uzbekistan under the Diversity Visa Lottery before
obtaining a Green Card.
The Diversity Visa Lottery gives out 50,000 visas every year to
foreign nationals from a multitude of countries, including those with
known terrorist problems – such as Afghanistan, Algeria, Egypt, Iraq,
Lebanon, Libya, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Syria, Trinidad and
Tobago, Venezuela, Yemen, and Uzbekistan.
Trump, though, along with Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) and Sen. David
Perdue (R-GA), has been calling for an end to the Diversity Visa Lottery
program since August. Under the RAISE Act, introduced in February and endorsed by Trump in August, the Diversity Visa Lottery would be eliminated altogether.
The Trump administration took eliminating the Diversity Visa Lottery
even more seriously earlier this month when they introduced the
president’s immigration priorities, which like the RAISE Act called for the elimination of the program.In an interview with Breitbart News, Cotton said the Diversity Visa
Lottery does not serve the national interest, as it arbitrarily rewards
random foreign nationals with visas to come to the U.S.
“The diversity lottery serves no discernible humanitarian or economic
interest,” Cotton explained to Breitbart News. “It is a policy that has
far outlived its usefulness and it really doesn’t even serve diversity
since Europe is one of the primary uses of it. Even in past efforts at
amnesty-first comprehensive immigration reform like we saw in 2013 and
2007, most people agree we should eliminate the diversity lottery. I
think it’s a policy that has far outlived its usefulness if it ever had
any utility and it’s time to eliminate the diversity lottery.”
In 2011, just a year after the New York City foreign terror suspect,
Saipov, entered the U.S. from Uzbekistan through the Diversity Visa
Lottery, Center for Immigration Studies National Security Policy
Director Janice Kephart testified before Congress about the security risks associated with the visa program.
“The Diversity Visa Program is an unfortunate blind spot in our
immigration system that has outlived whatever purpose it might have
had,” Kephart explained in her testimony in 2011. “The applicants for
these 50,000 ‘visa lottery’ immigration slots require few skills.
Neither their qualifications nor identity can be properly vetted. The
program does not know, really, who these applicants are or their true
purpose in coming to the United States. The program is a national
security vulnerability and has been used by terrorists and organized
criminals to not only enter the United States but to bring others in as
“According to unofficial statements from the State Department, the
program is rife with fraud in part because application standards are so
low,” Kephart continued. “The program claims to have strict eligibility
requirements, but only calls for a high school education or its
equivalent or two years of work experience within the past five
years in an occupation requiring at least two years of training or
“In most of the countries eligible for a diversity visa, neither
education nor work experience can be verified, let alone identity,”
Kephart stated. “Consular officers in U.S. embassies abroad thus spend
an inordinate amount of time attempting to determine if people are who
they say they are and actually qualify for the program. Checking watch
lists based on names or prior U.S. immigration histories thus often has
little bearing on making a solid determination of identity,
qualifications, or legitimate national security concerns.”
Democrats, the Republican establishment, the mainstream media, and
the big business lobby have slammed the RAISE Act and Trump’s
immigration priorities that would eliminate the Diversity Visa Lottery, Breitbart News reported.
In a statement
following Trump’s detailed list of immigration priorities, Democratic
leaders released a statement saying the White House “can’t be serious”
with such reforms.
|posted by D.Swami Gwekanandam @ 10:35 AM