Immigration Brief: The Diversity Visa Lottery

By Mark Krikorian and Bryan Griffith on November 1, 2017

The second installment of the Immigration Briefs video series discusses the drawbacks of the Diversity Visa Lottery program. Every year, this program secures green cards for 50,000 foreign nationals from countries with supposedly low rates of immigration. The lottery system is flawed, with many detractors pointing to its failure to diversify immigration, low applicant requirements, rampant fraud, and the potential national security risks.