On March 9, 2007, Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and Rep. Stephanie Herseth (D-SD) introduced H.R. 1430 -- The Security and Fairness Enhancement for America Act of 2007 – which, if enacted, would eliminate the visa lottery program. Currently, 44 Members of Congress co-sponsor this critical bill. The list is growing every day.

Currently, the visa lottery gives another 50,000 green cards to people without any regard to their humanitarian need or to what they might offer the country or to their having any family connections here.

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Updated: Fri, May 9th 2008 @ 3:31pm EDT