Trump Demands Merit Based Immigration, Extreme Vetting after NYC Terror Attack

“The alleged ISIS fanatic authorities say was behind Tuesday’s deadly New York City slaughter came to the United States seven years ago from Uzbekistan under the Diversity Visa Program, details of Sayfullo Saipov’s travel to America that could become all the more important as President Trump proposes revisions to his ‘extreme vetting’ program,” per Fox News this morning.

Multiple pieces of legislation in Congress have targeted the Diversity Visa Program, through which the terror suspect was able to legally enter the U.S. in 2010, for dismantling. A majority of Americans expressed support in an August Politico poll for legislation like that of Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR), which would eliminate the lottery-style program and create some merit based criteria for potential immigrants to meet.

The suspect, currently in police custody, is accused of killing 8 people and injuring at least 11.