‘Straight up pork barrel politics’: How the green card lottery was invented to help the Irish

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/retropolis/wp/2017/05/02/straight-up-pork-barrel-politics-how-the-green-card-lottery-was-invented-to-help-the-irish/

What was once openly pitched as a way to aid the Irish has now evolved into a system that brings 50,000 people to the U.S. each year, most of them from Africa or Eastern Europe.

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