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11-07-2017, 03:38 PM
A week after a diversity visa lottery recipient murdered eight people in Manhattan, Congress has shown no signs of addressing this dangerous program. However, the Trump administration appears to be taking action.

Earlier today, the DOJ, DHS, and the State Department filed civil complaints in the District of Minnesota against four Somali immigrants who illegally obtained visas through the diversity visa lottery. The complaint states that they “unlawfully, knowingly, and fraudulently represented to immigration officials that they were a family to gain admission to the U.S.” Those individuals were given green cards and eventually obtained U.S. citizenship — all based on fraud. The DOJ is now seeking to denaturalize them.

Fosia Abdi Adan, a native of Somalia, won the diversity visa lottery in 2001 and used her status to smuggle in three other Somalis under a fictitious relationship. She claimed she was the wife of one of the individuals and the mother of the two others. Under the absurd diversity program, winners of the lottery can bring in family members on D-2 visas, all without proper vetting or past ties to our country.