By Steve Dellar  |  11-01-2017   News
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President Trump went after Democrat Chuck Schumer in the wake of the terrible New York terrorist attack, stating that his program allowed for the terrorist to come into the country.

Mr Sayfullo Saipov, the 29 year old Uzbek immigrant who drove a rental truck through bicyclists and pedestrians in New York yesterday, entered the United States in 2010 from Uzbekistan under a program installed by the Democratic Senate Minority Leader, that gives visas to people from countries with few immigrants to the United States.

President Trump tweeted: "The terrorist came into our country through what is called the 'Diversity Visa Lottery Program,' a Charles Schumer beauty. I want merit based."

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en-gb"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The terrorist came into our country through what is called the &quot;Diversity Visa Lottery Program,&quot; a Chuck Schumer beauty. I want merit based.</p>&mdash; Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/925684982307348480?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">1 November 2017</a></blockquote>

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The President then went on to quote a guest of the Fox & Friends program, Colonel Tony Shaffer, who said that "Senator Chuck Schumer helping to import Europe’s problems".

He also added a later tweet, saying he wanted a merit based program, meaning immigrants can only enter based on their skills: "We are fighting hard for Merit Based immigration, no more Democrat Lottery Systems. We must get MUCH tougher (and smarter)."

The diversity visa introduced by Democrats has been a point of contention for years amongst politicians, and Trump has brought it back to the spotlight ever since his election campaign.

The 50,000 visas, distributed by random selection among countries where there is a low rate of immigration towards the US, were originally designed to diversify the pool of immigrants, as is explained in the press release when the program was rolled out.

<blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en-gb"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Trump just essentially blamed Chuck Schumer for the NYC terror attack. And, of course, it was moments after “Fox &amp; Friends” did exactly the same. <a href="https://t.co/UFIH69Jcyb">https://t.co/UFIH69Jcyb</a> <a href="https://t.co/dqECWBWlU2">pic.twitter.com/dqECWBWlU2</a></p>&mdash; Andrew Kirell (@AndrewKirell) <a href="https://twitter.com/AndrewKirell/status/925691648499122176?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">1 November 2017</a></blockquote>

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Those visas offer foreign immigrants green cards, permanent legal residence and a path to citizenship if they obtain a job and skills which can help them gain a future in the US.

President Trump would like to replace it with a Republican proposal that heavily favours highly skilled, well educated, and mostly English-speaking immigrants, making for easier integration into the US.

Source:

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/358157-trump-blasts-schumer-immigration-program-in-wake-of-terror-attack

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Anonymous No. 10888 1509552418

Tell them Donald, tell them all.

El Krapitan No. 10916 1509591692

Wrong. That quote was made by Shaffer, not Trump. Stay classy.

Eggs Gildo No. 10934 1509619988

What actually is in this case the connection to Europe? Neither is Usbekistan located in Europa nor has this culprit been coming from Europe. Wtf is Mr Shaffer talking about?

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