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The suspect in yesterday's bombing came in under the most extreme remote possible family-based connection that you can have under current US immigration law, that being the child of a sibling of a US citizen. What we need is an immigration system that is selective. Random lotteries, extended family connections, that's not the way to run our immigration system.
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So I appeal, we appeal to the Congress as they consider these matters as we speak and in the coming weeks to seriously take into account these concerns that we have with the way the immigration system is structured and its vulnerabilities, as I just described.>> You just said that because of the criterion, how low it is, that chain migrant immigrants or diversity lottery immigrants are more susceptible to being self-radicalized.
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Do you have data on that?>> No, what I think my point is is that if you have immigrant visa programs where the eligibility criteria are low to nonexistent or even an outright lottery, you're not selecting for the types of people that we want in this country according to that criteria that will ensure their success in our nation.
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>> Are lottery winners vetted?>> Yes, yes, yeah, yeah.>> So it's screening.>> Yeah, they're screened like any other immigrant, yeah.