Just over a week ago, a terrorist who came to the United States through the Diversity Visa Lottery program launched an attack in which he plowed a truck through cyclists on a New York City bike path, killing eight people and injuring 11 others.
Afterwards, the left was quick to defend the Diversity Visa Lottery program, arguing that this program was intended to help immigrants from all walks of life, even Ireland.
But while this was true thirty years ago, it certainly isn't true anymore...
On Tuesday's Off the Cuff, John Cardillo explained that the program began 1986 in response to the Immigration Act of 1965, which eliminated country quotas for Western Europe, decreasing immigration opportunities for people from countries like Ireland.
Twenty years later, a group of Irish-American congressmen tried to fix this by introducing the Diversity Lottery Program as a temporary measure that would provide alternative paths to a "Green Card" for citizens from countries that were adversely affected by the Immigration Act.
Thirty years later, despite what the leftwing claims, this program is actually rarely used as a means for people from Ireland enter the U.S.
In 2016, only 36 people came to the U.S. from Ireland through the Diversity Visa Lottery program.
In contrast, a staggering 2,778 people from the Democratic Republic of the Congo came here through this program in 2016. Keep in mind that in that country, rape is rampant and 74 per cent of its inhabitants support Shariah law.
In addition, 2,855 people from Egypt came to the U.S. through this program from 2016. Egypt is another country in which 74 per cent of citizens support Shariah law. These statistics just go to show exactly what kind of people are coming to the U.S. through this loophole of a program.
This proves that the argument that the Diversity Visa Lottery program is being used to help white Europeans from Ireland is a complete myth.