Anti-American countries get far more green cards than than the Irish do
By Niall O’Dowd
The numbers from the annual diversity lottery visa are out and they make this Irishman’s blood boil. We’ve been had as a nation, as one of the founder countries who helped create this great republic.
What the 1965 immigration reform act has done for the Irish is made new Irish immigrants as scarce as hen’s teeth.
And yes I know, it was Senator Edward Kennedy who played the major role in drafting that law. He tried to reverse its anti-Irish outcome before he died, but it was too late.
Now comes just the latest example. Each year 50,000 US Green Cards are allocated among 35 countries who are disadvantaged by current immigration law.