The Diversity Visa Program symbolizes what makes America great because with a little luck and hard work anyone can succeed here—we are the only country that can say that. By limiting most diversity visas to the world’s privileged elite the Gregg amendment would dash the dreams of all those who dream of a better life. The Gregg amendment would also shift visas away from Africa and the developing world and toward wealthier European and Asian states. This would overturn the whole point of the program!

Accepting the Gregg amendment would send a terrible message about what America is all about: not a land of opportunity, but rather an exclusive club.