Terrorist Attack Puts Diversity Green Card Lottery in Jeopardy

The diversity green card lottery hit the headlines after a terrorist attack in New York in November 2017. The diversity visa program, also known as the green card lottery, was criticized for allowing an attacker who was an immigrant from Uzbekistan, to come to the US. Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov was from Central Asia but he had been living in the US since 2010, sources said. He is accused of driving a rented pickup truck down a busy bicycle path near the World Trade Center in Manhattan killing eight people, reported CNN. President Donald Trump tweeted that he didn’t want the diversity green lottery to continue. He called for a switch to a merit-based immigration system. New York terrorist attack threatens diversity green card lottery Notwithstanding the criticism, the diversity green card lottery has an unusual history, reported USA Today. In 1965, The Immigration Act eliminated quotas that previously determined how many people could immigrate to the U.S. from any…

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