From US News & World Report:
What happens if the green card lottery ends? Experts say low-skilled immigration could be affected.
And that would be bad because …
By Sintia Radu, Staff Writer | Nov. 10, 2017, at 1:45 p.m.
… “What is the right amount and the right type of immigration for the Unites States?” asks Stephen Yale-Loehr, an immigration law professor at Cornell University.
The program grants 50,000 green cards annually and started in 1990 as a way of increasing representation of citizens of countries that do not send many people to America.
“It is important to have diversity generally in our immigration system and the diversity lottery itself is one way to increase diversity,” Yale-Loehr says.
Did I mention “diversity” enough? Diversity diversity diversity. There, that should do it.
… At the same time, it is difficult to assess the impact of the visa lottery on low-skill immigration as data on the topic is scarce.
“Nobody knows if it’s helping low-skill immigration. We don’t have good statistical outcomes about any kind of immigration. We just don’t track immigrants after they arrive in the U.S. to find out how they are doing five or ten years later,” Yale-Loehr says.
Because tracking immigrants to see how they are doing would be … science. We don’t like science here in the United States of Diversity. We believe in Diversity, not in asking questions and noticing patterns.