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Trump reveals New York terror suspect brought in TWENTY THREE 'family members' after winning Green Card lottery

Article publisher: 
Daily Mail
Article date: 
November 2, 2017
Article category: 
National News
Medium
Article Body: 
  • President Donald Trump told reporters on Wednesday that terror suspect Sayfullo Saipov was the 'primary contact' for 23 immigrants 
  • Saipov came into the U.S. on a 'diversity visa' lottery program
  • The president called for an end to 'chain migration
  • Current U.S. policy prioritizes factors such as reuniting families 
  • He said the current U.S. justice system was a 'joke and it's a laughingstock'
  • He also called for 'quick justice' and treating the suspect as an enemy combatant 

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The president does not have the authority to unilaterally end the lottery program that was implemented by Congress in 1990.

He has endorsed Senate legislation that would replace it with a merit-based program, but it is not guaranteed to pass even if it comes to the floor for a vote.

The White House could order the State Department to reduce the maximum number of lottery visas awarded annually from 50,000 to as few as zero...