Every year, the United States hands out 50,000 Green Cards – the right to live here permanently and become a citizen in five years – to random people around the world. This brainchild of Ted Kennedy’s is one of our dumber programs, even among immigration policies that often make Homer Simpson look smart.
There is virtually no vetting of these “lottery” winners. One of them proved that diversity is our strength by shooting up the El Al counter at LAX.
Today, the House voted to hand those 50,000 Green Cards instead to foreign students who earn advanced degrees in science and technology at American universities.
The Obama administration? Opposed, of course. And, since America is now a socialist paradise, they’ll win and we’ll lose. We’ll continue to import terrorists so that we may have more “diversity.”
But, if there’s one piece of good news in all this, it’s that this sort of intransigent irrationality is precisely what may kill “comprehensive” immigration “reform”. Democrats will inevitably push so far that even the usual limp-wristed milquetoasts – McCain, Graham, Hatch, Boehner – may find the Devil’s Bargain not worth pursuing. They do have careers to worry about after all.