Donald J Trump has announced, via Twitter, that he intends on closing down the Diversity Visa Lottery Program, a program begun by Chuck Schumer. Accused Manhattan Terror Attack assailant, Sayfullo Saipov, an immigrant from Uzbekistan,may have entered the US through the diversity visa program. The fallout from this latest ‘crisis’ is one that I will be covering in depth in future reports.
Here is the breaking news coverage from last night.
From USA Today
President Trump said Wednesday he would renew efforts to kill a particular immigration program in the wake of the terrorist attack in New York City.
“The terrorist came into our country through what is called the ‘Diversity Visa Lottery Program,’ a Chuck Schumer beauty. I want merit based,” Trump tweeted, referring to the Senate Democratic leader who hails from New York.
Schumer responded by accusing Trump of politicizing the attack, and added that the White House is also seeking to cut the federal counter-terrorism budget.
“I have always believed and continue to believe that immigration is good for America,”
Schumer said. “President Trump, instead of politicizing and dividing America, which he always seems to do at times of national tragedy, should be focusing on the real solution — anti-terrorism funding — which he proposed cutting in his most recent budget.”