NYC terror attack suspect entered US through Diversity Visa Program

Authorities have revealed that the alleged ISIS fanatic behind Tuesday's deadly New York City slaughter, Sayfullo Saipav landed in America seven years ago under the Diversity Visa Program, he had come from Uzbekistan. The information is extremely important since President Trump and pro-American immigration reformers have been actively calling for the program's termination which liberally offers 50,000 visas to randomly selected citizens of countries with few immigrants in America.

Expressing his rage, President Trump has now proposed revisions to his 'extreme vetting' program. In his tweet, he called for an end of the Democrat Lottery Systems and is starting Merit Based immigration. He stated the importance of turning tougher and smarter.

Applicants under the DV program need to have a high school diploma or its equivalent, a minimum of two years of work experience in the last five years and a clean criminal record to qualify for the visa. The program was the result of the 1990 bill introduced by Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-NY. A member of the house at that time, his bill intended to offer a specified number of visas to 'diversity immigrants' from certain countries. The bill later became part of the larger House immigration bill, sponsored by Schumer and 31 others, Republicans included. The bill passed in bipartisan but contested vote of 231-192 in the House legislation and 89-8 in the Senate. President George H.W. Bush signed the bill in 1990.

An undated photo of Sayfullo Saipov was given by the St. Charles County Department of Corrections via KMOV. Officials, on anonymous conditions, identified the attacker of Tuesday, October 31, 2017 as Saipov who now faces charges of killing eight and injuring 11 in the New York City terror attack. He did so by allegedly driving a rented Home Depot truck into pedestrians in New York City.

The program has been under the radar numerous times. The latest, it was under the scanner is when the Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy (RAISE) Act headed by Senator Tom Cotton wanted it scrapped. The Trump White House also supported it. It called the DV program 'outdated,' and serving questionable economic and humanitarian interests.

Responding to Trump's call for ending the bill, Schumer asked Trump to rescind proposed cuts to 'vital anti-terrorism funding' in his budget. He called it the real solution which did not like ending the program. Post Tuesday's attack, Schumer focused his comments in praising the NYP for their rapid response. He also expressed his grief and condolences for the injuries & loss of life due to the tragic attack.

November 23, 2017 - 09:46
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