According to an article by Brooke Singman, a Political Reporter for Fox News:
The attempted suicide bombing in New York (12/11/17) would never have happened if President Trump’s immigration policies had been in place, the White House said after it was revealed that the terror suspect had entered the country via chain migration. Akayed Ullah, a 27-year-old from Bangladesh, was admitted to the U.S. after presenting a passport displaying a family immigrant visa in 2011.
“The suspect is a Lawful Permanent Resident from Bangladesh who benefited from extended family chain migration,” Department of Homeland Security Press Secretary Tyler Houlton said in a statement.
That prompted White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders to note that President Trump has railed against so-called “chain migration,” through which dozens of an immigrant’s relatives can enter the U.S. simply because their family member made it in.
“The president’s policy has called for an end to chain migration,” Sanders said. “If that had been in place, it would have prevented this individual from coming to the United States.”
President Trump, in a statement, blamed the attack on America’s “lax immigration system, which allows far too many dangerous, and inadequately vetted people to access our country.”
Between 2005 and 2015 the U.S. permanently resettled roughly 9.3 million new immigrants on the basis of family ties.
So what exactly is “chain migration?”
Based on an article from NumbersUSA:
Chain Migration starts with a foreign citizen chosen by our government to be admitted on the basis of what he/she is supposed to offer in our national interest. The original immigrant is allowed to bring in his/her immediate family consisting of a spouse and any minor children.
After that, the chain begins.
Once the original immigrant and his/her spouse becomes a U.S. citizen, they can petition for their parents, adult sons/daughters and their spouses and children, and their adult siblings, and so on, and so on. One legal immigrant can turn into dozens of relatives.
Who thought this was a good idea to begin with?
Of course, there are many different people expressing varying opinions about this problem now.
I agree with President Trump that chain migration should be limited to the immediate family (spouse and dependent children).
But what do we do if some of the millions of chain migrators already here choose to commit acts of terror on the rest of us?
I personally like an idea I heard from Greg Gutfeld, while watching “The Five” on the Fox News Channel. He suggested that if a person comes into the U.S. on a migration chain, and chooses to commit an act of terror, that person risks the deportation of the entire migration chain that they were a part of.
Now this I could see as being a real deterrent.