US President Donald Trump has called for the green card lottery to be scrapped, saying it allowed the New York truck attack suspect into the US.
In a series of tweets he called for the immigration programme to be replaced with a merit-based system.
“The terrorist came into our country through what is called the ‘Diversity Visa Lottery Program,’ a Chuck Schumer beauty. I want merit based,” Trump tweeted.
He continued: “We must get MUCH tougher (and smarter).”
The US president also accused Senator Schumer, a New York Democrat, of “helping to import Europes [sic] problems”.
“We will stop this craziness!” he added. Read more at BBC.