Trump urges congress to end U.S visa lottery

U.S. President, Donald Trump has called on Congress to end the visa
lottery programme, citing a Justice Department crackdown on a
recipient who abused resident status to finance terrorist activities
abroad.

"Time to end the visa lottery," Trump said in a Twitter post.

"Congress must secure the immigration system and protect Americans."

Trump linked his message to a Justice Department press release
regarding a complaint to revoke the resident status of a visa lottery
program recipient who funded global terrorist activities.

The Justice Department's complaint said a Sudanese national who gained
lawful permanent resident status through the "diversity visa lottery
program" ran a non-profit organisation, the Islamic American Relief
Agency, and through it funneled money to known terrorist organisations
in Iraq and elsewhere.

Earlier, report revealed that US immigration enforcement arrests shut
up 20 per cent in 2017 versus the previous year.

The report also said that former President Barack Obama's immigration
policy was more narrowly focused on arresting undocumented immigrants
convicted of serious crimes. (Sputnik/NAN)
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