© AP Photo/Andrew Harnik A group of religious leaders from across the country are arrested after protesting in support of the Dream Act on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, in Washington.
President Trump moved quickly Wednesday to gain political advantage in the wake of the New York terrorist attack, casting blame on Democrats for lax immigration laws and calling the criminal justice system’s handling of suspects “a joke.”
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A day after a man, identified by authorities as an Uzbek immigrant, killed eight people on a Manhattan bike path in an act authorities said was inspired by the Islamic State, Trump seized on the deadly crime to renew his calls for a series of hard-line policies.
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