President Trump and administration officials called for tighter restrictions on immigration after a Bangladesh Muslim living in Brooklyn attempted to carry out a terrorist attack in New York City. Only the terrorist’s incompetent bomb-making spared innocent Americans in a crowded commuter tunnel.
“America must fix its lax immigration system, which allows far too many dangerous, inadequately vetted people to access our country,” the President said in a written statement.
Earlier, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said, “we must protect our borders, we must ensure that individuals entering our country are not coming to do harm to people, and we must move to a merit-based immigration system.”
The terrorist arrested by police, Akayed Ullah, came to the U.S in 2011 on an F-4 visa for aliens with family in the U.S who are citizens. Calling for an end to “extended-family chain migration,” Trump said, “the terrible harm that this flawed system inflicts on America’s security and economy has long been clear.”