Donald Trump cancels diversity visa lottery


WASHINGTON – The President-elect of the US Donald Trump has said his administration would put an end to the long-existing Diversity Visa (DV) lottery program.

“No more visa Lottery and this year’s marks the end of the program.” – Trump told BBCl’s Raymond Arthur.

According to Trump, this is one of the many steps he would be taking to fulfil his campaign promises regarding immigration.

The annual DV program made immigrant visas available to persons meeting simple, but strict, eligibility requirements. A computer-generated, random lottery drawing chooses selectees for visa

The Diversity Visa Program required the principal applicant to have a high school

education, or its equivalent, or two years of qualifying work experience as defined under provisions of
US. law.

According to statistics, millions of families have immigrated to the US through this program and Donald Trump says “America cannot house the world”.