The Diversity Visa and Islamic Terrorism


The Diversity Visa and Islamic Terrorism

Our Immigration Policies Are Destructive

Jasper, Indiana. In the wake of the recent terrorist attack in New York City by the Uzbek Muslim terrorist who killed 8 and injured another 12 by moving them down on a bike path in a rented truck, Dr. Moss was deeply critical of our immigration policies in general and specifically the so-called “Diversity Visa.”

“The terrorist was a ‘winner’ of the Diversity Visa Lottery and entered the country 8 years ago.  Why would we grant permanent residency to individuals on the basis of winning a lottery?  The chance to live in the greatest country on earth should be based on an intensely selective process that ensures that immigrants entering our country are among the best and brightest, have every intention of contributing to the nation’s well-being, and becoming patriotic Americans – not for winning some hare-brained lottery.” 

“The terrorist deliberately picked a target near the World Trade Center, the site of the deadliest terror attack on American soil.  It is amazing that 16 years after 9/11 we have not secured our southern border and we still have the Diversity Visa Program.  This program selects 50,000 individuals a year from countries purportedly underrepresented in our current population.  Why is it an objective of our government to bring people into the country on this basis?  Are we not diverse enough already?  How much ‘diversity’ do we need? And how does this benefit American citizens?”

“The answer is, it does not benefit the nation.  It harms the nation.  It tears at our fabric and brings in individuals hostile to our nation and culture.  Especially when one considers that fully one-third of the annual diversity-visa lottery winners come from Islamic nations. Every year, foreign nationals from a number of terror-prone states are brought in on the Diversity Visa Lottery including from Afghanistan, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, and Uzbekistan.”

“This crackpot program was hatched in the Immigration Act of 1990, prompted by both parties and signed by Republican President George H.W. Bush, who, like his two sons George and Jeb, was an open borders radical.”

“Every year, 100,000 individuals (including family members) enter the nation with a Green Card as permanent residents not because they have skills, talents, educational background, or other assets that benefit the country, but because they “won” the Diversity Lottery.  In 2017, 20 million people applied for this visa.  It is rife with fraud and corruption and can be gamed by terrorists. This is yet another example of the foolishness and irresponsibility of the federal government and both political parties.”

“The Muslim terrorist should be tried in a military court and executed swiftly, and the Diversity Visa Lottery ended.  Immigration should no longer be a program that hands out favors.  It should be a program that serves the national interest and benefits American citizens.  Immigration should be restricted, merit based, diverse, and highly selective, choosing the best candidates that are most likely to succeed, contribute to the country, and assimilate.”

Dr. Richard Moss is a board certified head and neck cancer surgeon and was a candidate for Congress in 2016. He graduated from the Indiana University School of Medicine and has been in practice in Jasper and Washington, IN for over 20 years. He is married with four children. Find more of his essays and blog posts at For more information visit Contact us at Find Moss For Congress on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


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