Fox News reports here that thousands of immigrants are being granted "diversity visas" by the Obama State Department. According to the story:
Included in the lottery are all four countries the U.S. considers state sponsors of terror -- Iran, Sudan, Cuba, and Syria -- and 13 of the 14 nations that are coming under special monitoring from the Transportation Security Administration as founts of terrorism.It's a legal loophole big enough to drive a truck full of explosives through. And serious leaders are pointing to this as a real threat to our national security.
Which politicians champion this lunacy? You guessed it! Liberal morons like Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) and Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), who is actually working to double the number of visas offered through this insane program.
And here are the lottery "winners" for 2010. Christmas Day underpants bomber-wannabe Umar Farouk Abdulmattallab's home country of Nigeria leads the list, with 6,006 visas approved. Our good friends in Yemen, where a number of Gitmo alumni now reside, received 72. Others include:
Iran: 2,773 -- Algeria: 1,957
Sudan: 1,084 -- Afghanistan: 345
Cuba: 298 -- Somalia: 229
Lebanon: 181 -- Libya: 152
Iraq: 142 -- Saudi Arabia: 104
Shouldn't EVERY visa application simply be weighed on the merits of the individual applicant?
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