And the hits just keep coming!
As a Yemeni national who immigrated to America under unknown circumstances, sits in federal detention after trying force his way into the cockpit of an American Airlines flight, another shocking incident has come to light.
This was not a terrorist incident, though it certainly could lead to one.
The State Department has announced a computer glitch has voided the results of the Visa lottery. No, we are not talking about the credit card company.
The State Department annually conducts a lottery. The purpose of the lottery is to increase immigration from countries that traditionally have low rates of immigration to the United States.
All someone has to do is apply and if they get lucky they are coming to America.
Would someone please tell our government this is not the Powerball!
While with most visa applicants, there has to be a showing that someone will sponsor them and in theory keep them off of welfare. Not with the visa lottery. It does not matter if you have no skills to contribute to America or have a chronic illness that requires expensive medical care, if you win the lottery; you get a visa and a shot at permanent residency in America.
When you ask what is wrong with this picture, you need to start with the brainchild of this disaster. None other than Ted Kennedy.
We know any idea Kennedy came up with was a bad idea.
No one can forget what else Ted Kennedy did for his country. In 1984, Kennedy tried to get help from the Soviet Union to work against Ronald Reagan’s reelection effort. Kennedy wanted the Soviets to help him and the Democrats defeat Reagan and then there would be “peace in our time.”
The visa lottery is a fraud-ridden program. Just the known fraud is staggering with much of the fraud coming from such wonderful countries as, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Egypt and the Sudan. All of those countries have very active jihadist movements.
In 2005, the House voted to kill the program, but the Senate, probably at the behest of Ted Kennedy never took it up, so the program lived. In 2009, both the House and Senate voted to kill the program but it mysteriously reappeared in the final budget that was passed.
If you look at other developed countries, almost none of them have such a silly program. In almost every other developed country, if you want to immigrate, you must have money and have a desired skill.
In America, you can just get lucky, immigrate here and then who knows what. You can live on welfare or become a jihadist. There is no requirement that an immigrant offer anything of value to America.
Someone needs to tell our government the lottery is something we play at the convenience store. It is not an opportunity for jihadists to come to America.
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Am interested in your work. We have to hold their feet to the fire and find out what they are wasting our money on. There is so much illegal activity on the hill and they are getting away with it. It is time to see what they are doing.
I just sent this to the house foreign relations committee. You comment above gives me a little faith that we can start that sh storm
What is our current annual legal immigration into this country? If it still remains in the area of one million annually, why isnt this the perfect time to return it to 250,000 area from past years? Why even allow one muslim into this country? that question isnt intended to be a racial comment but each one comes with a much higher risk than from any other group. That coupled with a blatantly incompetent Home security administrator are creating huge risks for legal citizens of this country. It is far overdue to call the HSA chief to a hearing and demand answers and broadcast those answers to the citizens of this country. This woman doesnt answer questions and in the past that has satisfied those questioning her. NO MORE.
Other questions that I as a life long citizen and taxpayer have. I need to know why the department of energy whose sole purpose was to reduce our dependency on foreign oil and has accomplished exactly the opposite is funded each year. I personally want the funding stopped and that department/bureaucracy to dry up and blow away. Please explain to me the rationale for the current justice department to enforce only the laws that they chose and when summoned to a hearing the Attorney General doesnt have answers and that is allowed to stand by these committees. If the untalented, incompetent, serial liar who runs that department isnt immediately fired explain to me why. As the department of Education grows annually in costs while the scores of our students drops to third world levels we continue to fund this department whose work should be left to the states. Lastly please explain to me why what is called failure in private industry is rewarded with larger budgets in the Federal Government.
Count me in; sign me up. I have a SS of my own going, so joining forces would only add more s*** to the storm.
John Burge PhD
@Billy Bowlegs: Thanks for the Charlie Reese article...I'm saving that one!! People so easily give away their power...we've become a nation of complacent "not my responsibility" types...waiting on others to solve our problems, and willing to go along with the status quo until someone else steps up to change the things WE don't like. It's past time we started that S***storm on DC that you mentioned. Writing a letter isn't too much to ask of anyone who cares about changing the status quo...but it takes LOTS of letters to make an impact. Count me in for my share!