I don't think so, as long as they follow the rules and not put themselves in a situation where someone's discretion is the deciding factor. I'd be careful about long or repeated absences out of the country.
The program will come to an end sooner or later. The process to take it down will take sometime but this will definitely put the program into the spotlight. I'm also sure that DV 2019 will have heavier background checks.
They’ve been looking at ending this program for years, on a bipartisan basis. It will happen at some stage.
Trump does not decide who is and isn’t eligible for DV. He can try add Uzbekistan to his list of banned countries, I suppose. He hasn’t exactly had startling success with what he’s tried to do on immigration so far.
This is silly. Why didn't they bar students from entering the US after 9/11 considering most of the terrorists were on F1 Visa? Out of more than one million immigrants who benefitted from the lottery program how many of them were terrorists? 1? Hundreds times more Americans were killed by criminals and gang members present in the states thanks to a family-based Visa than the 8 people cowardly murdered by this DV beneficiary.
They’re doing this anyway, for all immigrant visas. That’s why Trump’s response is just another kneejerk unthinking one. And I say that as someone who (some of you will know) actually agrees that DV doesn’t make a whole lot of sense (neither does the extent of allowable chain migration imo) and a sensible program to attract skills is much more in America’s long term interest.
He tweets like a kid and yet he is the president of the United States of America. It looks like he is the most powerful toddler in the world and that's why they have child safety cap on nuclear button.