New York subway bombing: Donald Trump says US Congress must fix 'lax' immigration policies

Donald Trump said that a bomb attack by a 27-year-old from Bangladesh on New York's subway system underscored the 'urgent need' for immigration reform.

AFP December 12, 2017 07:37:29 IST
New York subway bombing: Donald Trump says US Congress must fix 'lax' immigration policies

Washington: President Donald Trump said on Monday that a bomb attack by a 27-year-old from Bangladesh on New York's subway system underscored the "urgent need" for Congress to enact immigration reform.

"First and foremost, as I have been saying since I first announced my candidacy for president, America must fix its lax immigration system, which allows far too many dangerous, inadequately vetted people to access our country," Trump said in a statement.

He added that the suspect, identified as Akayed Ullah, had entered the country through "extended-family chain migration," a system the president is seeking to end that allows families to sponsor relatives to come to the United States.

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