Trump Calls For Merit-Based Visas After The New York Attack

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Trump has been at his usual anti-Muslim rhetoric, saying that in the wake of the attack, he will be upping the ante on his "extreme vetting" of Muslim tourists and migrants in future. "Being politically correct is good, but not for that!", Trump wrote.

"Enough!" The suspect was identified by U.S. media as Sayfullo Saipov, an Uzbek national who entered the United States in 2010. He kills eight people and injures a dozen more. Trump was also asked whether the shooting was an act of domestic terrorism.

The authorities called the incident an "act of terror".

Shortly after the authorities revealed Saipov was a green card holder who had moved to the U.S.in 2010, Trump announced he would make the USA vetting program even more intense for immigrants from certain countries.

Earlier, the United States president took to Twitter to decry the attack, saying "we must not allow ISIS to return".

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Still, Muminov said no one thought Saipov was capable of committing a terrorist attack.

After it was revealed that an Uzbekistan native legally living in the USA was allegedly responsible for the attack in New York City on Tuesday, President Trump wasted no time calling for an end to lottery-based visas and a strengthened vetting process.

"We must not allow ISIS to return, or enter, our country after defeating them in the Middle East and elsewhere", Trump tweeted earlier Tuesday, after the reports of the attack.

This move of Trump comes in the aftermath of the first deadly terror attack in NY, since the September 11, 2001, carnage in the city.

A law enforcement official identified the driver as 29-year-old Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov. We have to get much smarter.

Sen. Jeff Flake, a Republican who publicly denounced the president in a speech last week, reminded Trump that a bipartisan immigration reform bill would have ended the lottery program.

The so-called diversity visa program was created by Congress in 1990.

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