Donald Trump Misrepresented What the Visa Lottery Program is and How it's Managed

Type: XenophobiaOct 22 2018 Severity:
About: Immigration
Donald Trump accused countries of sending their worst citizens to the United States using the Visa lottery program, a claim that has been roundly debunked on more than one occasion. Trump has consistently lied about who qualifies for the program and how it is managed. The fact of the matter is that those who are picked under the program have to go through intensive background checks before ever stepping foot on U.S. soil.

Main Source: washingtonpost.com

Quote | Contrary to what Donald says, countries aren't just giving us their worst people.

“You know what visa lottery is? Countries put name in a batch and you pick them. You pick them. You keep picking them. And then you got nothing but problems, because you think those countries are putting their finest? I don’t think so. It’s a great way to dispose of their problems. Visa lottery. And then you have chain migration.”