"America needs more highly skilled workers, but a Republican amendment to grant 50,000 STEM graduates that failed in the House this week would simply have replaced one set of available visas -- so-called diversity visas that made available the same number of visas to applicants from countries that contribute few immigrants to the U.S. pool -- with another."
It can be argued whether we need 50,000 STEM immigrants every year, or not. But what in the heck do we need 50,000 "diversity" immigrants for? Aren't immigrants from anywhere, by definition, already diverse enough. Are we any worse off if we don't get the yearly quota of Timbuktuians immigrating here?
The "diversity" quota is a perfect example of how stupid the system has become.