In the wake of the terrorist attack by Sayfullo Saipov, a 29-year-old immigrant from Uzbekistan, who murdered eight people in a truck attack in New York Monday, President Donald Trump called for an end of the Diversity Lottery Program.
The “Diversity VISA Program” is a lottery for individuals from nations with few immigrants in the U.S.
The program was part of a bill introduced in 1990 by Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., while he was still serving in the House of Representatives.
The Schumer proposal would have set aside 75,000 visas each year for a new category of “diversity immigrants.”112 Under this proposal, the world would be separated into “high-admission regions” and “low-admission regions,” within which would be “high-admission states” and “low-admission states.”
[…] The regions used in the Schumer proposal were: 1) Africa; 2) Asia; 3) Europe; 4) North America, excluding Mexico; 5) Oceania; and 6) South America, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. […] Once the negotiators had reached an agreement that Sen. Simpson could live with, a conference committee was appointed. Within a four-day period, the conferees met, agreed and issued a report, and both the House and the Senate approved the final report.128 As passed, the Immigration Act of 1990129 included a Diversity Transition program that would allocate 40,000 visas per year in 1992, 1993 and 1994 to nationals of “adversely affected” countries, as defined by the 1986 diversity program.
The GP reports that President Trump also called for an end to chain migration.
Sayfullo Saipov reportedly brought in 23 people with him since 2010!
President Trump: This man who came in, or whatever you want to call him, brought in other people. And he was the point of contact, the primary point of contact, and this is preliminary, 23 people!