“I, as President, want people coming into our Country who are going to help us become strong and great again, people coming in through a system based on MERIT. No more Lotteries! #AMERICA FIRST,” Mr Trump tweeted on Sunday.
Mr Trump, who said a merit-based system will allow only people with “great track record” to enter the country, stressed that he wanted safety and security of Americans and an end to “massive” inflow of drugs.
The US president has been calling for the merit-based immigration system, of which people from countries like India could be a major beneficiary, to reduce overall immigration to the US.
The decades-old diversity lottery visa system gave green cards to people…