Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) reintroduced his SAFE for America Act (H.R.2305) last night, which would in effect shut down the Visa Lottery. The lottery issues 50,000 green cards per year without any regard to their humanitarian needs, what they might offer the country or their having any family connections here.

The bill has 26 cosponsors.

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Updated: Tue, May 12th 2009 @ 5:46pm EDT