I was quoted in a Politifact article on December 20 that rates Trump’s mischaracterization of the diversity visa program as a “pants on fire” type of lie. His claim that foreign countries throw their worst citizens into a bin, which the U.S. then picks from, is false.

“The diversity visa program is a true lottery. There is no way a foreign government can game the lottery to offload the worst of their citizenry,” Stephen Yale-Loehr, a professor of immigration law practice at Cornell Law School wrote in an op-ed for the New York Daily News.

Read the article here.