It’s time for “Wheel of Misfortune!” (Otherwise known as the “Diversity Visa Lottery”)

One of these immigration “lottery” winners was Sayfulloh Saipov; the self-described terrorist from Uzbekistan, who is accused of mowing down pedestrians and cyclists on a Manhattan bike path, killing eight.

First of all, what is the “Diversity Visa Lottery,” and whose bright idea was it?

Well, these visas are commonly referred to as “Schumer visas.” On to the next question.

The Congress approved this lottery system and our country started handing out, what are known as, “golden tickets” in 1995.

Under this program, the State Department offers 50,000 visas each year to immigrants from parts of the world with relatively low immigration rates over the previous five years. Applicants are selected at random from a computer lottery.  (I would really like to see the software used for this lottery.  My guess is some idiot draws a line below the 50,000th person on the list, and all those above the line get in.)

For the past decade or so, political leaders have debated whether to keep issuing these diversity visas because of national security concerns.

The program was reviewed in 2007 and it was determined that diversity immigrants did not pose a terrorist threat, but it also concluded that the program was vulnerable to fraud.

Okay, so now we know what it is and whose idea it was.

My question is, “What prompted someone (Schumer) to feel we needed this program so badly? What citizens were clamoring for this over the myriad of other concerns in our country, like the economy, education, general safety and health care, just to name a few?

Based on studies conducted on diversity, racial and ethnic tolerance, by country, The United States of America is doing just fine. In fact, we’re doing better than fine.

According to the World Values Survey, the most racially tolerant countries in the world are Britain, The U.S., Canada, Australia, in that order.

As of 2015, per a Mount Saint Vincent University study, The U.S. ranked number one regarding percentage and number of racially diverse immigrants and racially diverse populations by four to five times the other closest countries.

Note: There are 195 countries in the world today.

“Spin that wheel and tell Senator Schumer what he’s won, Pat.”

“Senator Schumer, you’ve won the ‘swamp dweller’ of the year award!  At least up to this point.  We do still have two months to go in 2017!”

“Think of how stupid the average person is, then realize that half of them are stupider than that.” – George Carlin




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