New York Attack: White House Pushes For 'Stronger' Immigration Law

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Immigration reduction advocates blame chain migration for exploding the numbers of legal immigrants in this country. But there might be a negative impact of halting family-based migration.

President Donald Trump said he'll end USA immigration programs that give preferences to the families of new residents and that allow people to enter a lottery for visas, policies the White House blames for a bombing in NY on Monday. These laws allow USA citizens or lawful permanent residents to sponsor close family members to join them in the country. The dispute could be a key flashpoint in White House-Congress negotiations as lawmakers struggle to resolve the issue.

About two-thirds of the 1 million people granted permanent residence in the United States each year come from all over the world based on family connections. Those subsequent immigrants can also sponsor family members.

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said to reporters, "This was an attempted terrorist attack". They noted that his uncle, now a USA citizen, originally came on a diversity lottery visa, a program that benefits up to 50,000 people per year from countries with lower levels of immigration to the U.S. and is the same program that brought the suspect in a Halloween New York terrorist attack to the US.

Reacting to Cissna's turn at the podium, Gregory Chen, director of government relations for the American Immigration Lawyers Association, called it "baldly transparent" that the administration could not make a sufficient connection between the immigration programs it is targeting and terrorism. Mehlman says there is legislation in Congress, the RAISE Act, that would put an end to chain migration, as well as the visa lottery program.

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The bombing in New York City on Monday, allegedly by a Bangladeshi man, should spell the end of chain migration, says the spokesman for an immigration watchdog.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Trump was "concerned that Congress, particularly Democrats, have failed to take action in some places where we feel we could have prevented this [attack]". It is time for Congress to prioritize the interests and safety of American citizens.

"We have to clean this up", Blackburn (R-Tenn.) said on "America's Newsroom". She called for destroying the "evil ideology" that is behind ISIS and attacks like the one in NY yesterday.

According to the White House, several terror suspects have been beneficiaries of chain migration or of the visa lottery - a system that enables 50,000 foreigners to apply for permanent residence and green cards each year in a bid to increase diversity among the immigrant population by favoring applicants from low-admission countries.

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