Donald Trump did his State of the Union address this Tuesday. It was, by all accounts, a very long and drawn-out affair filled with pomp, circumstance, and a whole lot of other unnecessary details. Democrats wore black in honor of the #MeToo Movement and scowled a lot. Republicans wore whatever the heck they wanted and smiled a lot.
In fact, Mitch McConnell smiled so hard, Daily Show host Trevor Noah quipped, "he looks like he just poisoned someone's drink, and they're about to sip it."
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The diversity visa lottery program, more commonly known as the green card lottery, isn’t random as Trump suggests. Individuals apply for the visa, and must have at least a high school diploma or work in specific industries to be eligible for the program. As the term “lottery" implies, applicants are selected via a randomized computer drawing. The selected applicants undergo a background check, interview and medical tests before entering the country, and some applicants undergo an additional in-depth review if they are considered a security risk. Plus, selected applicants can be deemed ineligible for a number of reasons including adverse medical conditions, criminal behavior, and security or terrorism concerns.