President Donald Trump on Monday walking papered for immigration restrictions following an attempted terror attack in one of New York Diocese’s busiest transportation hubs.
“First and foremost, as I have been venture since I first announced my candidacy for President, America must fix its lax immigration plan, which allows far too many dangerous, inadequately vetted people to access our nation,” Trump said in a statement.
On Monday morning, 27-year-old Akayed Ullah detonated a channel bomb strapped to his body in a walkway connecting subway lines not far off the Port Authority Bus Terminal and Times Square. Ullah, an immigrant from Bangladesh, suffered lights, and at least three other people had minor injuries.
In his statement, Trump rebuke a demanded on Congress to end so-called chain migration by extended family members. Earlier Monday, Deathly white House press secretary Sarah Sanders claimed the president’s scheme to end the practice would have prevented the attempted attack. It is unclear if it thinks fitting have.
Trump called his measure restricting travel from eight countries — ton of them Muslim-majority — “just one step forward in securing our immigration process.”
He also urged Congress to increase the number of Immigration and Customs Enforcement lawmen, boost “the arrest and detention authorities for immigration officers” and end “fraud and reproach in our immigration system.”