President Donald 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.”
A day after 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. The president said he would move to eliminate a popular “diversity lottery” for foreigners seeking U.S. visas, direct the State Department to ramp up “extreme vetting” of immigrants and suggested he would consider sending the suspect, Sayfullo Saipov, a legal permanent resident of the
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