Poll: Majority of Americans Want to Eliminate Diversity Visa Program

FILE PHOTO: An international passenger arrives at Washington Dulles International Airport after the U.S. Supreme Court granted parts of the Trump administration’s emergency request to put its travel ban into effect later in the week pending further judicial review, in Dulles, Virginia, U.S.,on June 26, 2017. (REUTERS/James Lawler Duggan/File Photo)

November 3, 2017
OAN Newsroom

A new poll shows the majority of Americans want the Diversity Visa Program eliminated.

The survey by Pulse Opinion Research found 56 percent of Americans want to get rid of the visa program.

Only 33 percent of those surveyed said the program should be kept in place, while 11 percent said they were unsure about whether the program should be thrown out.

The president has long been calling for an end to the program, which granted entry to the suspected New York City attacker.

The president added, he also wants to end chain migration and move to a merit-based system.

The Diversity Visa Program distributes roughly 50,000 visas annually to immigrants from countries with historically low rates of immigration to the U.S.

  • 84Cheetah

    Most United States citizens did not want the program in the beginning; only the corrupt politicians.

  • Sergeant_rock

    YES, and while your at it, ELIMINATE SCHUMER…..

  • Phil50

    Wow, that is a large number of people who think like Mr Trump! Trump in 2020!

  • Caddolakeguy

    Thanks for getting this program passed in congress, Chuck.

  • Leaugah Doh

    This diversity visas program has produce alot of Nurses, engineers, military personnel and even doctors. Yall are looking at the wrong ways to argue this program. Every one coming through this program goes through vetting process and most are weltrained and educated.What that guy did in New York is totally wrong and should be charge with terrorist acts .We need him to be in prison .If this program was bad,our president would’ve it in his agenda during his campaign.

  • Mark Heinzen

    I think the word POLL has become the new dirty word. I wouldn’t believe any poll these days. Especially anything from ABC, CNN, CBS or NBC.

  • hjole

    I want to eliminate all immigration for at least 25 yrs. then only merit based immigration.

  • intimeforthedime

    I am against ANY program that does not do a 100% back ground check on EVERYONE entering the USA.
    You don’t have Z-papers, then no soup for you!

  • Jimbo

    This is yet another boondoggle by politically correct liberals. There are no real benefits to America but numerous very negative and possibly deadly consequences.

  • Michael Le Longe

    While I was on vacation in Canada I learned that Trudeau’s “open arms” policy toward America’s illegal immigrants was walked back. Why? Because Canada is a nation of laws, and its immigration policy is far more stringent than the policy of the United States.

    If we simply adopted an immigration policy which was merit based, as is Canada’s, then we would eliminate the vast majority of threats from the ignorant immigrants who are raised on propaganda from birth on through adulthood.

    • ja ko

      Somali muslim Canadian Minister of Immigration promised to increase nation’s population by more than 10% before end of 2020 mostly through muslim immigration.

      • Michael Le Longe

        Just as the commitment by Prime Minister Trudeau was hollow and without basis in, or regard for, Canadian law, so is the commitment by Canada’s Minister of Immigration.
        Just FYI – Canada has set up tent camps to intern illegal aliens who are entering Canada mainly along its southern border with the U.S. The internees must await their hearings in these rather harsh conditions or voluntarily leave the country.

  • HillCountryTexas

    Seems that so many good quality applicants for immigration exist and then we create a lottery to bypass the line. This is nuts. The rule should be quality vs just anybody.

  • Sui-Juris

    Diversity VISA. LOL Do you really need to go beyond it’s name to find it ridiculous and unworthy as an immigration policy? We don’t need immigrants who cleared all of our immigration hurdles because they are “todays special minority”. We need immigrants who will bring more with them besides their skin color as a means to contribute to this society. We have plenty of homegrown ‘nothin’ to offer but skin color’. We don’t need to import more of that.

  • Localdude

    Another fantastic ‘gift’ from the Bushes and the RINO GOP…. we all know what the left wants for America, but this would never have happed if not for the ‘cheap labor’ scamming, ‘chamber of commerce’ owned GOP. Thank you George, awesome!

    • Michael Le Longe

      Just FYI – wealthy liberals have far greater support for the “cheap labor” of both legal immigrant workers, legal H-1B workers, and illegal alien workers than do conservatives. Liberals are far and away the most abusive employers. If you don’t believe it, then have conversations with servers at the restaurants you frequent to uncover the labor law abuses and then research the political party affiliation of the owners. The problem is also rampant in the technology sector, as cheap foreign labor is by far preferred to using higher paid American workers.

      • Localdude

        …yep. trouble all around. what’s funny is that they of all people should know that cheap labor hurts the minority communities the greatest. I have just been amazed at how the minority communities are exploited, by their own leaders. I was really pointing to the personal responsibility of this community. I have scratched my head there….over the past 2 administrations, often. Thank God for Trump. First thing he did was go into the minority communities, point this out, promise to bring work in favor of the black and Hispanic citizens. This is something the coward GOP candidates – have NEVER done. The obvious first move, in my humble estimation – if one is to be intellectually honest about this issue. Cant solve it, if you cant properly identify it. Makes you wonder why they didn’t. If I was a less trusting person, I’d say they knew and didn’t want to bring it up, at all.

  • Obamalaise

    It just add diversity to the welfare roles.

  • TexanForever

    Shut ‘er down immediately. … This is insane.

    And PRESIDENT Trump was so correct when he said we must get rid of Political Correctness, a necessary ingredient for revolution in “Rules for Radicals.” (Alynsky should have been shot.)

    • David Bagdasarian

      Burned at the stake

    • Aggie MwanaAfrica

      Then get all your Americans getting our jobs out of our countries too coming around all hoity toity ….bossy self righteous and etc go back to your America since it’s so perfect!!!

      • TexanForever

        … Sounds good to me. We need to repatriate the educated ones back to the USA.
        America isn’t perfect yet a lot of people are trying to break in, mostly incompetents wanting free stuff.

        • Aggie MwanaAfrica

          Too bad for them there are opportunities in many other parts of the world …..All I am saying let it work both ways other continents are full of educated competent individuals who loose good opportunities to expatriates …..who get alot of privileges might I add in our countries and then Americans act all victim when people want to go to America….I think this is greener mentality cuts both ways……PS diversity visa attracts educated people as well this is not a group of literates with hope in life the way most people put it …..

          • David Bagdasarian

            Concur on respecting your cultures when in your country, let’s turn that around and expect the same here. Yeah, that’s what I though, not gonna happen.

  • Ja Ja

    Why would the our Government do what the majority of the people want.

  • landy fincannon

    LOL, like our congress critters give a care about what we want.

  • Roy Beane

    Schumer is fighting this idea of eliminating this because this was one of his “pet” projects. Just GET RID of the dam thing. HOW MANY MORE have to die before something is done to get rid of this STUPIDITY ???

  • michaelparsons

    What other insane programs exist that allow these animals into OUR country?

    • Costa V

      Exactly! Purge the freaking programs and cleanse the stench!!! Get ahead of this before the next “incident” occurs!!!

  • jlsharks1

    No question, end it.
    Why do I have to go through the system and have to meet all prerequisites and they come in and do not even assimilate into the American system.

  • Just A Guy

    Eliminate the Diversity Visa Program? Actually I want to eliminate all immigration to the United States until we get our current immigration disaster taken care of.

  • Costa V

    Seems ridiculous such a program was allowed to survive. Always takes an incident to invoke change. I’m sick of it! Merit based is, by far, the most logical way to go. But, logic doesn’t want to be heard these days.

    • Frank LaSush

      Censor that “NAZI”, showing his “white privilege”!! How DARE he suggest logic control a narrative! “RACIST”!! (I hope I got ALL the leftist dogmatic slurs inserted into this correctly).

    • hari ram

      Where would you get your EBT from? You can get unemployment because immigrants are paying taxes. Not all of them are dangerous. We should be able to perform proper vetting, not abolish the program. Will you go to work at a minimum wage? We need them. I am from Nepal and I came on a diversity visa. Show me any crime or even a misdemeanor created by a guy from Nepal. Do not judge everyone by few bad apples.

      • Frank LaSush

        A few?! Ah, if it were but “a few”!

      • Letmesay

        The EBT comes from people getting up every day and going to work. The ones that get it are NOT. Is that simple enough for you Mr. NEPALS.
        And you are so wrong on the unemployment. An American pays into unemployment. If they get layer off or fired that money is theirs no illegal or immigrant forked it up.
        Many Americans started on minimum wage. That’s how most people do in this country they work minimum wage, go to school learn a trade or get a degree then they make higher wages.
        We do not need the diversity visa. It’s a game of the liberals, but it’s coming to a stop.

  • No Mas

    Coming to USA is a “privilege” and must be part of the American dream and solution.
    Seemingly liberTARD communists and radical islam got the wrong messages when invited by Bush Clintons and Obama.

  • Frank LaSush

    Why is it? Only Caucasian dominated countries are under fire to embrace “multiculturalism”?

    • No Mas

      You know why, its called ethnic cleansing by every other group.. they cant take it by force so they use these stupid idiotic emotional tactics to fool the lesser intelligent folk that vote or need your vote.

      • Localdude

        ….well, its been ez…To many people can rattle off ‘sports stats’, can understand and create trading tools and call them ‘derivatives’….know everything their is to know about the latest BMW or big screen TV…rattle and titter about everything conceivably tedious in conversation…(masters of small talk) – actually fall prey to PC and allow their language to be high jacked – in favor of vague ‘feel good’ phrases’. BUT – know absolutely zip about why this country is exceptional and why it is worthy of defending, in law and culture. They actually are easily duped into sending money to Africa and every other ‘charity’ – that year after year – proves to be a scam….so they can ‘feel good’ and give each other a ‘like’ on their facebook posts….just buffoonery…/; EZ

        • Frank LaSush

          Buffoonery or willing ignorance, one.

          • Localdude

            lol…good point, maybe the willing ignorance…creates the enviro…for the buffoonery…hmmm..

    • Costa V

      Interesting point. Shouldn’t we just “naturally” embrace it, instead of it being fed to us like we are “racists”?!?! First world problems Frank!!

    • Sane_Person37

      Great Point. We’re the only ones with money?

      It used to be 90% merit based, and 10% mutts, then Ted Kennedy flipped it. This is clearly a democrat voter import program. Moslems should not be allowed because they don’t assimilate. Proof of this is all over the EU now. When they get to critical mass they start working to dominate. Congress obviously does not care what happens to Americans by these voter slave mutts.

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  • JakeXIII

    The US should have only merit based immigration . No diversity lottery system ! No “sneak across the border and pop out an anchor baby then get on welfare” system !

    • Aldo

      YES !! What are they bringing to America ? This is a “new world order” we need to enforce – too many potential enemies getting in – EXTREME VETTING – NOW !!!

      • jlsharks1

        We have enough anti American living here we do not won’t more. The Dem want them to get votes.