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Elizabeth Cohen corrects Trump on diversity lottery in PolitiFact

December 22, 2017


Elizabeth F. Cohen, associate professor of political science, corrects President Trump's mis-statements about the immigration diversity lottery and explains how the process really works in the PolitiFact article "Pick them from a bin? Donald Trump mischaracterizes diversity visa lottery."

"Individuals make decisions to apply for any visa, including but not limited to the diversity lottery visa. The decision is a difficult one, as is the process of receiving the visa," Cohen said. "The application and vetting process are also complicated, suggesting that only highly capable and well-prepared individuals will succeed."


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