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By Michael P. Orsi
Edward Snowden should declare his patriotism in court
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Madeleine Sumption
A big immigration deal is still elusive but Congress is suddenly rushing to take a smaller nibble at the issue, with the House slated to vote on a Republican proposal later this week that would open up tens of thousands of green cards to foreigners who promise to bring their science and technology skills to the U.S.
She also said those who come on diversity visas generally have higher unemployment and a more difficult time acclimating than other immigrants, presumably because they aren't selected for their work prospects and don't come with a family network to back them up.
"It's based on the idea that people should have the option to migrate to the U.S. even if none of those other three things apply," Ms. Sumption said. "There isn't an immediate constituency for the diversity visa, and I think that's why it's most often on the chopping blocks."