The Diversity Visa Lottery is an immigration program by which immigrants from countries with historically low rates of immigration to the United States can apply for a visa. The program, however, has been used by terrorists to infiltrate America. For example: On October 31, 2017, Sayfullo Saipov used a rental pickup truck to deliberately mow down pedestrians. After murdering 8 and injuring 13, he exited the vehicle and yelled, "Allahu Akbar." Sayfullo is an Uzbekistan national and immigrated to America in 2010. This terrorist attack gained international attention and the reaction from lawmakers was swift.
ACT for America is working with Sen. Tom Cotton on S.1103 - Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy Act. This bill eliminates the Diversity Visa Program, to set a limit on the number of refugees admitted annually to the United States, and for other purposes. In addition, we are working with Rep. Francis Rooney on H.R. 2278 to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to establish a skills-based immigration points system, to focus family-sponsored immigration on spouses and minor children, to eliminate the Diversity Visa Program, to set a limit on the number of refugees admitted annually to the United States, and for other purposes.
In order to stop terrorist attacks, like this one, our representatives in the House and Senate need to hear from us.