Baird calls for end to Diversity Visa Lottery

Monday, November 6, 2017

Republican candidate for Indiana’s 4th Congressional District Jim Baird of Greencastle has joined President Donald Trump in calling for an end to the Diversity Visa Lottery.

The program awards visas to 50,000 randomly selected foreigners each year. Uzbeki terrorist Sayfullo Saipov used the lottery to legally enter the United States in 2010.

“Ending the diversity visa lottery will make America safer,” Baird said. “It is time to stop playing political games with our immigration policy while terrorists take advantage of loopholes.

“I agree with President Trump, we need a merit-based system that brings people to our country who are trying to achieve the American Dream,” Baird continued.

“I will demand Congress pass immigration policy that puts American safety first and requires extreme vetting of anyone trying to get into our country,” he concluded.

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  • Amen Jim. Go Jim go!

    -- Posted by gadsden on Mon, Nov 6, 2017, at 10:36 PM
  • It's unfortunate that Trump's merit-based system would largely screen out people who just want to come here to work, for example in roofing, agriculture, and the hospitality sector. Who is going to fill those jobs when a lot of citizens cannot hold a job or flat out refuse to put forth effort to work hard, or even worse they can't get a job because they cannot pass a drug test? We need people who are willing to work hard, many in the younger generation are not answering that call, immigrants, especially from South America in my experience, do. Careful what you wish for.

    -- Posted by Koios on Tue, Nov 7, 2017, at 6:33 PM
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