NY terror attempt renews Trump calls against visa lottery, chain migration


In a Monday statement issued in response to the attempted bombing at the Port Authority terminal subway station in NY, the President more specifically addressed the issue of chain migration.

Federal officials say Ullah became radicalized through the internet about three years ago, started planning the Manhattan attack two to three weeks ago, and built the bomb a week ago.

Law enforcement identified 27-year-old Akayed Ullah, a Brooklyn resident of Bangladeshi descent, as the suspect in the incident. Trump said his executive action to restrict the entry of certain nationals from eight countries, which the Supreme Court recently allowed to take effect, is just one step forward in "securing" the immigration system.

Mr.de Blasio, a Democrat, said, "You and probably a lot of people in your family are only here because other family members who were allowed to come after the first family members got here", he said.

Accused New York City bomber Akayed Ullah, originally from Bangladesh, benefitted from the U.S. Visa Lottery program, which randomly grants visas to foreigners and their families, according to the Department of Homeland Security.

President Trump blamed the attack on our "lax" immigration system that "allows far too many risky, inadequately vetted people to access our country".

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, speaking at the press conference this morning, said New Yorkers should not be surprised by continued terror attacks on their city.

Trump said in a statement the suspect had entered the United States on a family immigrant visa, benefiting from a U.S. policy known as chain migration, which the president said "is incompatible with national security".

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"The president is going to aggressively continue to push for responsible immigration reform, and ending chain migration will certainly be a part of that process".

Bangladesh has communicated with the USA government that it has no record on Akayed Ullah's involvement with the militancy here and termed him as a "homegrown U.S. terrorist", a senior Bangladesh government official said on Tuesday. Fortunately, the homemade bombs failed to fully detonate and Ullah was the only person seriously injured.

"What we need is an immigration system that is selective", Cissna added. He came to the USA on a visa issued to him based on a family connection to a United States citizen.

The United States President Donald Trump reacted on the 'lone wolf' terror attack in NY, saying the Congress must enact laws to protect American people. She said she would see him leaving the house with what appeared to be camera equipment and assumed he was on his way to work.

She said Mr. Ullah was admitted on an F-4 visa, meaning he had family in the USA who were citizens.

Authorities said Ullah migrated to the US on a F-43 visa, a family-based visa for those who have relatives already in the U.S.

But every time a Muslim strikes, the White House predictably claims vindication for its hardline approach to immigration.

She said it's also important to look at individuals once they enter the USA, and be aware of the associations and affiliations that they may have.