Baird calls for end to Diversity Visa Lottery
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.