Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Trump Vows to Stop Diversity Visa Lottery

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Trump Vows to Stop Diversity Visa Lottery

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PRESIDENT Donald Trump has urged tougher immigration measures based on 'merit' after the deadly vehicle attack in New York City.

Mr Trump, who referred to the suspect as an 'animal', noted during a Cabinet meeting that the driver in Tuesday's attack entered the country through the diversity visa lottery programme and called on Congress to 'immediately' begin work to eliminate the programme, which applies to countries with low rates of immigration to the US.

Donald Mr Trump added: "We have to get much tougher, much smarter, and less politically correct."

Earlier yesterday, Mr Trump called the visa programme 'a Chuck Schumer beauty', a reference to the Senate's Democratic leader.

Mr Schumer fired back from the Senate floor, accusing Mr Trump of 'politicising' the tragedy.

Officials said the attacker is an immigrant from Uzbekistan who came to the United States legally in 2010. …

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