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Trump attacks Diversity Visa program

Discussion in 'Lottery Visas - DV' started by rafi-cairo, Nov 1, 2017.

  1. rafi-cairo

    rafi-cairo Registered Users (C)


    He continues to attack it in a string of tweets..... I wonder if that would have an effect on the discussions for a new immigration system...
  2. EURO2014

    EURO2014 Well-Known Member

    It is the beginning of the end for the DV-Program as it exists at the moment. Very sad.
    Not good for DV Green Card holders in the US neither.
  3. SusieQQQ

    SusieQQQ Well-Known Member

  4. rafi-cairo

    rafi-cairo Registered Users (C)

    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.
  5. BlueCobra

    BlueCobra New Member

    Well, incidentally the NY terrorist came into the USA on the diversity visa program aka the green card lottery.

    The president can't abolish the DV program with a stroke of the pen, it has to be passed by the congress first.
  6. Pierre82

    Pierre82 Well-Known Member

    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.
  7. Pierre82

    Pierre82 Well-Known Member

    Very sad news specially because it was a DV selectee.
  8. Bbal4lif2

    Bbal4lif2 Member

    Due to the recent attack in New York.. Trump just announced that they will be looking into ending the DV lottery program - because the attacker got here through this program..

    I am hoping that he doesn't cancel it completely and just put Uzbekistan under the list of countries that aren't eligible.

    Someone always has to ruin it for everyone.. However it's not something that will happen in a week or two but still it still sucks.
  9. SusieQQQ

    SusieQQQ Well-Known Member

    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.
  10. saabe

    saabe Active Member

    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.
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2017
  11. EURO2014

    EURO2014 Well-Known Member

  12. Mushy_hot

    Mushy_hot Registered Users (C)

    I think they will harden rules and background checking.
  13. SusieQQQ

    SusieQQQ Well-Known Member

    Have you been following Trump’s tweets since he became president?
    I mean.... this shouldn’t be surprising. I don’t disagree with your sentiment of course.
    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.
  14. forumuser_19

    forumuser_19 New Member

    How's this termination going to affect the ones that have already got their GCs under this program? Can someone elaborate on this?
  15. Mushy_hot

    Mushy_hot Registered Users (C)

    They are safe.
  16. uio504

    uio504 New Member

    Does anyone know if congress were to eliminate the DV program this fiscal year if that will affect the DV -2018 selectees?
    Sihem likes this.
  17. Mushy_hot

    Mushy_hot Registered Users (C)

    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.
  18. Lezraf

    Lezraf Member

  19. Mushy_hot

    Mushy_hot Registered Users (C)

    Congress have a lot or important things to do.
  20. Bbal4lif2

    Bbal4lif2 Member

    Let's just hope he bans the country the guy came from, and not the ENTIRE program.

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