The lottery is administered by the Department of State and conducted under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). It makes available 50,000 immigrant visas annually and aims to diversify the immigrant population in the United States, by selecting applicants from countries with low numbers of immigrants in the previous five years. As of 2017, around 20 million people apply for the lottery each year.
All efforts to kill the program have failed.
And, what drew my attention to it today (I did write about it from time to time at RRW) is this whiny report about how the recent “winners” couldn’t get on the State Department website earlier this week to find out if they had won a ticket to Anytown, USA.
I’m laughing as I write this because what ever made the FBI think they could trust a translator who is Somali to help surveil a fellow Somali.
But, then again, this is an Obama-era FBI pick. Let’s hope the Trump FBI is wiser and smarter.
The bare bones news about the “Virginia man” is hereat the US Justice Departmentwebsite (hat tip: Cathy), but believe it or not, I see that CNNhas excellent coverage in my quick look around at which media outlets were onto the story.
The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR)and its friends on the Left including the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society are still trying to undo President Trump’s ban on migrants from certain countries all of which are terrorist hotbeds.
But we don’t have the housing and the resources to care for them, Mayor Lovely Warren said earlier this week!
And, she thinks America does (in some other city)?
The other day I mentioned an ideathat apparently is being kicked around in the more-immigration-is-better crowd and that is to turn the asylum seekers (aka illegal aliens) over to refugee resettlement agencies for care.
But, of course, the kicker is that those phony-baloney non-profits are all living off the US taxpayer to begin with.
But what the heck, at least it isn’t the Rochester citizens carrying the burden, right Mayor Warren?
I first told you about the clash instigated by a gang of ethnically mixed ‘youths’ here at RRW in June of 2018.
Many months later the local police have finished their investigation and arrests were made this week in the killing of Donald Giusti who died when he was hit by a rock and beaten at a Lewiston park last June.
No, they are not alone, the other eight federal contractors have begun their anti-Trump chorus as the 6-month-mark in the fiscal year has been reached and they see that once again refugees (paying clients) admitted through the US Refugee Admissions Programwill be low.
Not surprisingly my alerts are filled with news stories this week about how the meany Donald Trump is causing suffering for those waiting all around the world for their ticket to your town.
But, as you may remember, the Trump Administration said the numbers for regular refugee admissions would be low because the Administration was faced with a huge and growing-daily backlog of asylum seekers at the southern border.
Asylum seekers are refugee wannabes—they say they will be persecuted if returned to their home countries and therefore have a “right” to ask to stay in America permanently.
But, this is what never made sense to me—if groups like the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Societycared so much about those waiting to get here from Africa, Asia and the Middle East who have been at least nominally screened, why are they at the border putting on media stunts to pressure us to allow illegal aliens (they call them NEW Americans) of all sorts across the border?