President Trump is signing a memorandum today that enforces a 23-year-old provision that was already federal law but was not being enforced.
This provision requires sponsors of legal immigrants in the U.S. to reimburse the government for social services they’ve used.
Any sponsor of an immigrant would have to sign an affidavit committing to financial responsibilities for the immigrant. HHS will collect data on immigrants and sponsors then the Treasury will collect funds from the sponsor.
Fox News reports that the provision was part of the 1996 Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act (IIRIRA) and Welfare Reform laws that were signed by then-President Bill Clinton, but despite being enshrined in federal law, the rule has not been enforced.
This is all part of President Trump’s push for a merit-based immigration program. President Trump wants to end chain migration and end the Visa Lottery where 50,000 random applicants are selected to come into the U.S. every year. He has proposed several changes but Democrats put roadblocks up at every turn.
Watch for the left to go bonkers on Trump for signing this memorandum. They want open borders and a flow of immigrants so this memorandum isn’t going to fly with them…
WHY DO WE STILL NEED THE VISA LOTTERY?
The Miami Herald has a huge article with information for those who believe they’ve won the Diversity Visa Lottery. the lottery began as a way to diversify America so that people who don’t usually immigrate here can come to live. This program has outlived its usefulness because we pretty much have people from every corner of the globe coming to the U.S. via illegal immigration or the refugee resettlement program.
The U.S. has become a global magnet for anyone and everyone because the word is out that we have generous benefits for everyone legal or illegal. We know what you’re probably thinking…yes, YOU pay for this! Don’t let anyone tell you that you don’t.
One million people apply every year for this lottery – It’s so popular that the system to check to see if you won a spot has rashed three times and has been down:
Starting today, you can check whether you were selected for the #DiversityVisa program by visiting https://t.co/obmrkalQj1. This is the ONLY way to verify whether you've been selected. #DV2020 pic.twitter.com/BipMhG0qTU
— Travel – State Dept (@TravelGov) May 7, 2019
The Miami Hereal reports that the waiting is over for foreigners who applied to immigrate to the United States through the visa lottery.
After holding the randomized computer drawing, the U.S. State Department has announced the winners for Fiscal Year 2020 of the Diversity Visa Program, which hands out 50,000 permanent resident cards, known as green cards, each year, despite President Donald Trump’s promise to end it.
OUR PREVIOUS REPORT ON THE DIVERSITY VISA LOTTERY AND HOW MARK LEVIN BELIEVES TERRORISTS ARE GETTING IN THIS WAY:
Two nights ago, Mark Levin dropped a bombshell on his show about the Muslim terrorist who killed 9 people in Manhattan and injured dozens. The Diversity VISA immigration program that allowed the Muslim terrorist, and 23 people who were tied to his lottery draw from Uzbekistan to live in the United States, was given the brainchild of none other than New York’s own Democrat senator, Chuck Schumer.
Numbers USA breaks down Senator Chuck Schumer’s Diversity Visa immigration program: The Irish Immigration Reform Movement (IIRM) began working directly with Rep. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and his staff to draft a diversity program that differed significantly from those considered up to that point. The Schumer proposal would have set aside 75,000 visas each year for a new category of “diversity immigrants.”112 Under this proposal, the world would be separated into “high-admission regions” and “low-admission regions,” within which would be “high-admission states” and “low-admission states.” High-admission states would be those from which at least 25,000 immigrants had come to the United States within the most recent five-year period. While no state would be allocated more than seven percent of available visas, the bulk of visas would go to low-admission states in low-admission regions, with a much smaller number allotted to low-admission states in high-admission regions. Any visas not used by the state to which they were allocated would go to the remaining eligible states.
Last night, nationally syndicated radio talk show host Mark Levin slammed the Diversity Immigrant Visa (green card lottery) program in an interview with Sean Hannity on FOX News Tuesday night. He said a lottery is no way to run an immigration system. Levin said a caller, a counter-intelligence veteran, told him al Qaeda and ISIS are “actively” using the program to install sleeper cells in the U.S
“It took effect in 1995,” Levin said of the bill. “People go online and they apply. They apply online. It’s a lottery system. That is no way to run immigration system. I had a caller on my radio program tonight and he said, he used to work counterintelligence. Al Qaeda and ISIS have actively been working to use this program to put sleepers in our country.”
Levin said we have forgotten what the purpose of immigration is. Immigration is supposed to benefit the United States, not to ensure diversity from the foreigners coming into this country.
“Immigration is supposed to improve the United States it has nothing to do with improving other countries and so forth,” he said.
“This mass killer has claimed an association with ISIS, hasn’t he? This diversity visa program should be gutted. We don’t need a diversity visa program with 50,000 people a year come into this country through a lottery system, because we want diversity from different countries,” Levin declared.
Levin said after 9/11, you would have thought people would take the issue of immigration more seriously.
“Immigration is about national security,” the broadcaster said. “Once people get into the country it becomes far more complicated. So you want to stop them at the border. And when the President of the United States said, as he did when he first came into office, we can’t vet these people. Some of these governments are effective war with us and some of them don’t exist. Some of them are involved in civil war. You know, we can’t call Yemen and say, hey, can you check this guy out on your computer system? There is no computer system. There is no effective government. What the President is saying is… you can’t bring people in from these countries until we figure out what’s going on.” –Real Clear Politics