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On his show tonight, Tucker Carlson slammed our elected leaders for the "Diversity Visa Lottery Program," through which New York City terror attack suspect Sayfullo Saipov was able to enter the U.S.

He explained that the program offers immigration visas to 50,000 people every year, choosing applicants randomly from countries that haven't sent many immigrants to the U.S. in the past five years.

Saipov, who is from Uzbekistan, came to the U.S. in 2010 when he was 22 years old under the program.

"This country's leaders have decided that diversity, in and of itself, is of greater importance than the well-being of this country's people. That's literally true," Carlson said.

He said the idea of a "diversity lottery" is absurd in the first place.

"America isn't a game show or a mail-in sweepstakes, it's a country. And our government is supposed to represent the interests of the people in this country, its citizens," he said. "Instead, our leaders are treating America as a prize that can be won by anyone on the planet simply for existing."

He said Congress could - and should - end the program tomorrow, but they won't.

"Why? You know why. The truth is, our ruling class prefers immigrants to Americans," Carlson said.

"Diversity is their religion. And in their own way, they're religious extremists. When the safety and well-being of Americans conflicts with their faith, they will choose their faith every time."

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