Rod Dreher

Trump Is Right About Visa Lottery

Donald Trump, in his rough way, is right:

President Donald Trump<, during a White House Cabinet meeting Wednesday, said he wants to terminate the Diversity Visa Lottery, a program that distributes around 50,000 visas to countries where there is a low rate of immigration to the US.

“I am, today, starting the process of terminating the diversity lottery program,” Trump said, seated next to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. “I am going to ask Congress to immediately initiate work to get rid of this program, diversity lottery, diversity lottery. Sounds nice, it is not nice, it is not good. It hasn’t been good and we have been against it.”

He added: “We’re going to quickly as possible get rid of chain migration and move to a merit-based system.”

Trump added that based on preliminary information, the attacker in New York “was the point of contact, the primary point of contact for, and this is preliminarily, 23 people, that came in or potentially came in with him and that is not acceptable.”

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that the alleged Manhattan attacker, Sayfullo Saipov, became radicalized after he got to the US. Okay, but why was he here in the first place? As a reader of this blog put it to me in an e-mail,”How does giving permanent citizenship to an uneducated, unmarried, 20-something Uzbek man benefit the U.S.?”

I’d prefer that the United States not become Merkelized, wouldn’t you?

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I am a retired Roman Catholic Bishop, Bishop Emeritus of Corpus Christi, Texas
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