Following the NYC Terror Attack, this Wednesday, President Trump expressed his outrage with the NYC terrorist attack and even said that he would consider sending the suspect to Guantanamo ‘Gitmo’ Bay.
What happened in New York City is the exact kind of tragedy that President Trump is trying to protect our people and country from.
This is a tragedy that we have seen all too often. And unfortunately, something that New York City knows and feels all too well.
But today, we got a huge win in the House of Representatives when it was announced that they had passed a bill that would let the State Department revoke passports of terror suspects.
The House passed the bill Wednesday and would allow the State Department to through out the passports of people who are involved with foreign terrorist groups. This is great news and a step in the right direction.
The passing of the bill, by vote of voice, came only one day after a Muslim ISIS supporter drove a truck through a crowd of people and into a school bus in Manhattan in downtown New York City
The suspect, Sayfullo Saipov, is thought to have gotten his inspiration from the Islamic State. So far, eight people have been killed and several more people have been injured, some severely. Saipov got into the United States though Uzbekistan and went through the diversity visa program. Trump has since gotten rid of this program in a move that was applauded by conservatives.
BREAKING: House passes bill allowing State Dept to revoke passports of terror suspects one day after NYC attack – The Hill
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This vote was already scheduled before the attacks, but the deaths only made their vote stronger.
“The terrorist attack in New York City comes as a devastating reminder that the enemies of liberty will not cease,” Rep. Ted Poe said. “The terrorist last night was an immigrant from Uzbekistan. But we know even that within our midst, there are Americans who sympathize with those who seek to destroy our freedom.”
H/t Politicus Daily
President Trump also called for ending the visa program used by Saipov in response to the attack.
“Diversity lottery. Sounds nice. It’s not good. It’s not good. It hasn’t been good. We’ve been against it,” Trump said at the White House on Wednesday.
The program uses random selection to give green cards to about 50,000 people from countries with historically low immigration rates.