Publicado: Jue, Noviembre 02, 2017
Global | By Iago Denis

Trump calls for ending visa programme after NY attack

Trump calls for ending visa programme after NY attack

Every October, around 14 million would-be immigrants around the world apply for permanent legal US residency through the Diversity Visa Lottery. The diversity visa program, administered through a lottery, fully went into effect in 1995.

Trump began casting blame for the attack - on Schumer, Democrats and the visa lottery program - early Wednesday morning on Twitter. "The DVs are distributed among six geographic regions and no single country may receive more than seven percent of the available DVs in any one year", the website explains.

Later Wednesday morning, Schumer took to Twitter to criticize the president in a series of posts by drawing a contrast between Trump's handling of the attack and former President George W. Bush's response in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

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During the 2016 presidential campaign, Mr Trump proposed a total ban on Muslim immigration to the US before embracing "extreme vetting".

"We have to get much less politically correct".

Senator Schumer hit back, saying in a statement he had "always believed and continue to believe that immigration is good for America".

Democratic New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said that by politicizing the attack, the president played into the hands of terrorists.

It followed a 1965 immigration law that had aimed to do away with an existing quota system which heavily benefited white Europeans. But it remains unclear if Trump will insist on these changes in the DACA talks. "I know." He said the bill died in the House in face of opposition from Republicans.

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Mr Trump has backed legislation that would curb legal immigration and shift the nation toward a system that would place an emphasis on merit and skills over family ties.

It nonetheless predicts the bill is "unlikely to gain traction in Congress". A 2007 U.S. Government Accountability Office report found the program is vulnerable to fraud and in some countries, "widespread use of fake documents, such as birth certificates, marriage certificates, and passports, presented challenges when verifying the identities of applicants and dependents".

"We have made more progress in the last nine months against ISIS than the Obama Administration has made in 8 years". It was created as part of a bipartisan immigration bill introduced by the late Sen.

"I have just ordered Homeland Security to step up our already extreme vetting programme".

After the October mass shooting in Las Vegas, some members of the GOP lashed out at Democrats, claiming they were politicizing the tragedy with calls for gun control.

In other words, blaming Chuck Schumer for Tuesday's attack because of the existence of the Diversity Visa Lottery is a bit like blaming the existence of Trump Tower for a struggling Manhattan real estate market.

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