DHS Calls Pennsylvania Shootings A Terror Attack, Blasts Chain Migration

Ahmed Aminamin El-Mofty shot at Capital police and State troopers in Harrisburg, PA.  The shootings resulted in a trooper shot and the suspect killed.

A Department of Homeland Security (DHS) spokesman late Saturday labeled a string of shootings in Harrisburg, Pa., targeting police officers a terror attack and used the incident to criticize chain migration.

Tyler Houlton said in a tweet that DHS confirmed that the suspect, 51-year-old Ahmed Amin El-Mofty, benefited from extended family chain migration, which takes place when immigrants in the U.S. sponsor other family members for visas.

“Ahmed Amin El-Mofty was a naturalized U.S. citizen who was admitted to the United States from Egypt on a family-based immigrant visa. El-Mofty was killed yesterday in a shootout after allegedly opening fire and targeting police at multiple locations in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania,” the acting DHS press secretary said. “The long chain of migration that led to the suspect’s admission into the United States was initiated years ago by a distant relative of the suspect.

El-Mofty allegedly opened fire on police officers in three different locations in the state’s capital on Friday. The FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were reportedly investigating whether the shootings could be considered an act of terror.

Houlton said the attack in Pennsylvania and another case in which a suspect was arrested on terror-related money laundering charges “highlight the Trump administration’s concerns with extended family chain migration.

“Both chain migration and the diversity visa lottery program have been exploited by terrorists to attack our country,” he said. “Not only are the programs less effective at driving economic growth than merit-based immigration systems used by nearly all other countries, the programs make it more difficult to keep dangerous people out of the United States and to protect the safety of every American.”

Legalizing ‘Dreamers’ Would Cost Taxpayers $26 Billion

Chain migration would allow Dreamers to sponsor relatives, including their parents who broke the law by bringing them to the U.S.

Legalizing 2 million illegal immigrants “Dreamers” would cost the government $25.9 billion over the next decade, as those now-legal people would claim more tax, education and other benefits they haven’t been able to get before, the Congressional Budget Office said Friday.

The CBO also said newly legalized Dreamers would sponsor 80,000 more immigrants to enter the country as part of “chain migration.”

Immigrant-rights activists have argued that legalizing Dreamers would be a financial boon to the country, but the CBO and the Joint Committee on Taxation suggested otherwise, saying that while they would pay somewhat higher taxes into the government, they would take far more out of it.

The findings could be a blow to activists who have demanded the bill be included in any year-end spending deal. Congress already struggles to find offsets for other spending, and digging a hole more than $25 billion deeper could be difficult.

“In total, CBO and JCT estimate that changes in direct spending and revenues from enacting [the bill] would increase budget deficits by $25.9 billion over the 2018-2027 period,” the budget analysts said in their analysis.

The CBO said there are between 11 million and 12 million illegal immigrants in the U.S. now, and some 3.25 million of those would be eligible for the Dream Act….

Of the 3.25 million eligible, about 2 million would actually apply, the CBO said, and 1.6 million of them would earn status over the next decade. Roughly 1 million would go on to become citizens within the decade, allowing them to sponsor other relatives to enter the U.S., analysts predicted.

Even people who can’t speak English would be able to qualify for tentative legal status because the educational requirements can be done in Spanish, the CBO said.  WashingtonTimes

New York Terror Truck Driver From Uzbekistan

Update:

President Trump has called for Congress to immediately begin working to eliminate the diversity visa lottery program.

“I am today starting the process of terminating the diversity lottery program,” Mr. Trump said Tuesday morning prior to a meeting with his full Cabinet at the White House. “I am going to ask Congress to immediately initiate work to get rid of this program.”

Chain Migration

The president said Saipov was “the primary point of contact for 23 people who came in with him” and speculated whether his family, too, could pose a threat to the United States– “They could. They certainly could,” Mr. Trump said. Sanfrancisco CBS

Evil.

Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov entered the US under the Diversity Visa Progam. President Trump and Republicans are trying to replace the Diversity Visa Program with a Merit-Based Immigration System.

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) and Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) introduced in Febrary 2017 the RAISE Act, which states:

“To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to establish a skills-based immigration points system, to focus family-sponsored immigration on spouses and minor children, to eliminate the Diversity Visa Program, to set a limit on the number of refugees admitted annually to the United States, and for other purposes.”

The man who allegedly ran down cyclists and pedestrians along 17 Manhattan blocks pledged his allegiance to ISIS before his attack, it has emerged.

Police sources say Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov, 29, entered a bicycle path at Houston Street at 3.05pm and drove downtown, knocking down victims before smashing into a school bus at  Chambers Street, exiting and shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’.

He then waved a paintball gun in one hand and a pellet gun in the other, and was shot in the abdomen by a police officer. He has now exited surgery and police are waiting for him to wake up before they question him.

Images of ISIS flags were found in his truck, as well as handwritten notes pledging his allegiance to the terrorist group, insiders told the New York Post.

As the horrific toll – currently at eight dead and at least 15 injured, including one child in critical condition – climbed up, details began to emerge about Saipov’s life.

He was an Uzbekistan native who had lived in the US for seven years, ran two trucking companies and was a ‘friendly’ Uber driver, sources claim.

And although he was reportedly found with a Florida ID when arrested, he had lived most recently in New Jersey and ran two trucking companies located in Ohio.

He was also said to be a friendly Uber driver who was good with kids – and did not like people taking his photo.
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