We now know that by taking advantage of the policy of “chain migration,” NYC terrorist killer Satfullo Saipov was able to be the primary point of contact that helped bring in 23 more family members.
It is bad enough that we currently have a non merit-based visa lotto system that resulted in a poorly vetted radical islamic killer walking among us.
The loophole of “chain migration” makes a single vetting mistake, potentially catastrophically worse and needs to be ended immediately.
You have to wonder if any of the 23 family members brought in by Sayfullo Saipov may also have sympathies to ISIS.
Let’s hope law enforcement is investigating.
As reported in IBTimes
President Donald Trump called for the end of “Chain Migration” in a tweet Wednesday after the deadly terror attack in Manhattan, New York, which left eight dead and dozens more injured.
CHAIN MIGRATION must end now! Some people come in, and they bring their whole family with them, who can be truly evil. NOT ACCEPTABLE! pic.twitter.com/PQGeTTdRtX
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 1, 2017
The president called for a “merit-based” immigration policy and the termination of the diversity visa lottery program which he called a “Chuck Schumer beauty.” “I am today starting the process of terminating the diversity lottery program,” he further added ahead of a Cabinet meeting Wednesday at the White House, CBS News reported. “I am going to ask Congress to immediately initiate work to get rid of this program. Diversity lottery — sounds nice. It’s not nice. It’s not good. It’s not good. It hasn’t been good. We’ve been against it.”
According to Numbers USA, chain migration is the chain of foreign nationals who are allowed to settle down in the U.S. because lawful permanent residents can sponsor their non-nuclear family members. In other words, the government has the power to admit an original immigrant into the nation after vetting him or her on the basis of national interest.
After the original immigrant is granted citizenship, he or she is allowed to bring his or her immediate nuclear family, consisting of spouse and minor children. Following the success of this, they can also petition for their parents, adult sons/daughters and their spouses and children, and their adult siblings, to be resettled in the U.S.
Sayfullo Saipov, who was arrested for the terrorist attack, arrived in the U.S. from Uzbekistan in 2010. According to the Department of Homeland Security, Saipov was admitted to the country after showing a passport with a valid diversity immigrant visa to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.