Those subsequent immigrants can also sponsor family members. But shame on the Trump administration for again using an attack as an opportunity to reach out to the lowest common denominator, stoking mindless fears and condemning the millions of people, whether they came from Bangladesh or Latin America, who are now valued, contributing members of society.
Akayed Ullah, the 2nd Islamic terrorist to hit New York City in a short amount of time, like Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov, the 1st terrorist, was a beneficiary of the visa diversity lottery program.
The suspect, a 27-year-old lawful permanent resident originally from Bangladesh, came into the United States through a family connection that Cissna described as "the child of a sibling of a US citizen". "And if that had been in place, that would have prevented this individual from coming to the United States".
-Abdurasul Hasanovich Juraboev, another Uzbek and visa lottery victor, who was sentenced in October to 15 years' imprisonment for conspiring to provide material support to ISIS.
Dhingra says that immigrants can bring their extended family to the United States to help get small businesses off the ground, providing them with jobs while saving on labor expenses.
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But I know - and I mean this sincerely - even when your dad got mad at me and said I should get the hell off the ticket. We're like two brothers who were somehow raised by different fathers or something because of our points of view.
DHS spokesman Tyler Houlton confirmed further that the person whose family tie had enabled Ullah to settle in the country had become a USA citizen after entering the US through the visa lottery program.
"Today's terror suspect entered our country through extended-family chain migration, which is incompatible with national security", Trump said. The president, along with some congressional Republicans, have called for the repeal of that program.
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions is also supporting ending chain migration and the visa lottery.
"It's worse than not effective, it's counterproductive", said Michael Breen, president and CEO of the Truman Center and Truman National Security Project, whose membership includes former national security officials and veterans of the Obama and Clinton administrations. "It would scrap our current family chain migration. And that's why we have to look at all sectors and do what we can to make sure we're doing everything within our power to protect the American people", she added.