I spoke with Robert Farley of FactCheck.org on December 14 to discuss the controversial Diversity Visa Lottery program. The program has been under fire by Trump recently, especially after the October 31 terror attack that was found to have been committed by an individual admitted through the lottery.
On December 8, President Trump made a claim that countries “take their worst and put them in a bin,” alluding to the claim that the lottery program doesn’t thoroughly vet applicants. In reality, however, it is a very complicated process with education & work requirements even before the background security check.
“I have never heard of a foreign government trying to game the diversity lottery system. … The bottom line: President Trump’s statements about how the diversity visa program works are false. ”
The article can be accessed here.