I spoke on NPR’s Morning Edition on November 3 regarding the controversial Diversity Visa Lottery program. The program, as I see it, would be better utilized in reducing the backlog of those who have waited years to enter the country.

“If I’m a U.S. citizen and I have a brother or sister in the Philippines that I want to sponsor for a green card, that brother or sister will have to wait over 20 years,” says Cornell Law professor Stephen Yale-Loehr. “And why should they have to wait that long when someone else can waltz into the United States in one or two years under the diversity program?”

A transcript of the recording can be accessed here.