Three people (plus a radical jihadist) were injured during a failed bombing attempt in New York City on December 11. The perpetrator, Akayed Ullah, came to America via chain migration. President Trump wants this process ended, while Democrats want it to remain in place.
From Daily Caller:
The alleged perpetrator behind a Monday bombing attack in New York City benefited from chain migration.
Akayed Ullah, 27, is the alleged perpetrator in the attack that left four, including him, wounded. Ullah is from Bangladesh and has lived in the U.S. since 2011.
Department of Homeland Security spokesman Tyler Houlton tweeted that Ullah is a “Lawful Permanent Resident from Bangladesh who benefited from extended family chain migration.”
— Gregor Peter (@L0gg0l) December 11, 2017
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said that President Donald Trump would continue to fight for an end to chain migration after the New York City attempted terror attack.
“The president is certainly concerned that Congress, particularly Democrats, have failed to take action in some places where we could have prevented this,” she said in response to a question at the White Hosue press briefing from Breitbart News.
Fox News has more on chain migration:
For the first time, the White House said, the federal government has counted the green cards issued between 2005 and 2015 to migrants admitted through family preference, or as immediate relatives of migrants already admitted into the country in perhaps the fullest portrait of “chain migration” ever developed.
“For years, we’ve known that large numbers of immigrants have been coming based on petitions from previous immigrants,” U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Lee Cissna told Fox News. “But this is the first time we really kind of see the whole scope of the problem. And legislators or policymakers at DHS can do what they need to do address the problem.”
During the ten-year time frame, officials said, the U.S. permanently resettled roughly 9.3 million new immigrants on the basis of family ties.
That’s more than 70 percent of all new immigration in that period, the White house said, adding it is also the primary driver of low-skilled workers’ entry into the U.S. A phenomenon analyst say most directly hurts American minority groups with comparable skills.
“These numbers are explosive. They show that American immigration skews almost entirely towards family-based admissions,” said a White House official who briefed Fox News on the data.
More on Ullah, per NBC News:
The suspect in the New York City subway blast Monday told investigators he detonated a crude bomb after he spotted a holiday display and did it in the name of ISIS to avenge the deaths of Muslims around the world, law enforcement officials said.
Akayed Ullah, a 27-year-old Bangladeshi immigrant, said he consumed terrorist propaganda and learned how to make the explosive device through online instructions, the officials said. He assembled it at his Brooklyn apartment, they said.
There is no evidence Ullah, an electrician, had any direct contact with the ISIS. But he said his anger over U.S. bombings in ISIS-controlled territory fueled his desire to carry out a suicide bombing, according to the officials
Once again, Dems are protecting foreigners over Americans.
Why? Haven’t they learned from 2016?