Donald Trump Needs Congress To Repair ‘Lax’ Immigration After New York Assault

Donald Trump Wants Congress To Fix 'Lax' Immigration After New York Attack

Donald Trump reiterated his name for terror convicts to obtain the dying penalty (File)

Washington:  US President Donald Trump stated Monday bomb assault by a 27-year-old from Bangladesh on New York’s subway system underscored the “pressing want” for Congress to enact immigration reform.

Three people were slightly injured after the attacker’s pipe bomb exploded solely partially, whereas the suspect was despatched to a hospital with apparently extreme burns and wounds on his torso and palms.

“Before everything, as I’ve been saying since I first introduced my candidacy for president, America should repair its lax immigration system, which permits far too many harmful, inadequately vetted folks to entry our nation,” Trump stated in an announcement.

He added that the suspect, recognized as Akayed Ullah, had entered the nation by means of “extended-family chain migration,” a system the president is looking for to finish that permits households to sponsor kinfolk to come back to the US.

He additionally cited his controversial journey ban on the entry of nationals from eight nations — six of which have Muslim majorities — as “one step ahead in securing our immigration system.”

Different measures Trump stated he hoped Congress would cross included “rising the variety of Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers, enhancing the arrest and detention authorities for immigration officers, and ending fraud and abuse in our immigration system.”

Trump additionally reiterated his name for terror convicts to obtain “the strongest penalty allowed by legislation, together with the dying penalty.”

He had beforehand known as for the dying penalty for Sayfullo Saipov, an immigrant from Uzbekistan who killed eight folks and injured 12 in an October 31 truck assault in New York.

(Aside from the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is revealed from a syndicated feed.)

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