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NYC terror attack suspect entered US through Chuck Schumer’s Signature Diversity Visa Program

Jacob Wohl

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The NYC terrorist, Sayfullo Saipov, entered the United States from Uzbekistan on the Diversity Visa program.

The State Department’s Diversity Visa Program offers a lottery for people from countries with few immigrants in America, including Uzbekistan.

President Trump railed against the Diversity Visa Program early this morning.

The latest terror attack, which killed 8 and injured more than 15 is likely to bring President Trump’s travel ban to the forefront.

Rental truck used by the terrorist

Fox New Reports The DV program makes up to 50,000 immigrant visas available annually, “drawn from random selection among all entries to individuals who are from countries with low rates of immigration” to the U.S., according to the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services website. Applicants must prove they have a clean criminal record, have a high school diploma or its equivalent, or have at least two years of work experience within the past five years in order to qualify.

The program originated as part of a bill introduced in 1990 by Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., then a member of the House. Schumer’s measure to make a set number of visas available to “diversity immigrants” from certain countries was absorbed into a larger House immigration bill, which was sponsored by Schumer and 31 others, including several Republicans.

This undated photo provided by St. Charles County Department of Corrections via KMOV shows the Sayfullo Saipov. A man in a rented pickup truck mowed down pedestrians and cyclists along a busy bike path near the World Trade Center memorial on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, killing several. Officials who were not authorized to discuss the investigation and spoke on the condition of anonymity identified the attacker Saipov. (St. Charles County Department of Corrections/KMOV via AP)

Sayfullo Saipov is accused of killing eight and injuring 11 in a terror attack in New York City.  (St. Charles County Department of Corrections)

The House legislation passed in a bipartisan – but contested – vote, 231-192, while the Senate version containing the “diversity immigrants” part passed more easily, 89-8, and went on to be signed by then-President George H.W. Bush in 1990. Read More

President Trump could restrict all immigration from Uzbekistan at the stroke of a pen, and based this latest attack, he’s likely to do so, according to several sources.

The Central Asian country of Uzbekistan is a Muslim majority nation, with Islam the religion of about 75% of its population.

 

Jacob Wohl is the CEO and Head of Fixed Income and Interest Rates for Montgomery Assets, a proprietary trading and asset management firm based in Los Angeles, CA. Jacob Wohl is the host of the Offended America Podcast

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