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NYC Terrorist Got ‘Diversity’ Visa in Program That Democrats Still Support

Posted on | November 1, 2017 | 1 Comment


How does an Islamic terrorist get to New York City?

29-year-old Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov, the immigrant from Uzbekistan who murdered at least eight people in Manhattan on Tuesday, arrived in the United States seven years ago under what is called the Diversity Visa Program, a program that President Trump and the GOP have been trying to eliminate.

More details on the Halloween truck jihadi:

The man who allegedly ran down cyclists and pedestrians along 17 Manhattan blocks pledged his allegiance to ISIS before his attack, it has emerged.
Police sources say Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov, 29, entered a bicycle path at Houston Street at 3.05pm and drove downtown, knocking down victims before smashing into a school bus at Chambers Street, exiting and shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’.
He then waved a paintball gun in one hand and a pellet gun in the other, and was shot in the abdomen by a police officer. He has now come out of surgery and police are waiting for him to wake up before they question him.
Images of ISIS flags were found in his truck, as well as a handwritten note pledging his allegiance to the terrorist group.
An official said that the note read in part ‘ISIS lives forever,’ according to NBC Philadelphia.
CNN said it was one note, written in English, found inside the car. But the New York Times reports that it was multiple notes, written in Arabic, found outside the car.
As the horrific toll — currently at eight dead and at least 15 injured, including one child in critical condition — climbed up, details began to emerge about Saipov’s life.
He was an Uzbekistan native who had lived in the US for seven years and ran two trucking companies located in Ohio, sources claim.
The ride-hailing company Uber said Saipov passed its background check and drove for the service for six months, making more than 1,400 trips.
Documents reveal how he got married on April 12, 2013 to Nozima Odilova, who was 19 at the time. Both list Tashkent, Uzbekistan, as their hometown.

President Trump blamed Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) for the diversity visa program, which Ed Morrissey at Hot Air explains is inaccurate, but the Washington Post says it’s not entirely inaccurate:

The diversity visa program has been around for more than 20 years, offering a limited number of visas to people from parts of the world that have relatively few immigrants in the United States.
Schumer did play a key role in drawing up the program in 1990. His proposals eventually became part of a broader immigration package that was passed by Congress in a bipartisan vote and signed into law by a Republican president, George H.W Bush.

The blame-game about who did what on a bill passed in 1990 is irrelevant to what we need to do in 2017 — end this program, period.



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