I'd Consider Sending the NYC Terrorist to Gitmo

Trump Says New York Suspect's Visa Was a 'Chuck Schumer Beauty'

02 November, 2017

The President's call to handle suspected attacker Sayfullo Saipov outside of the criminal justice system, combined with his vows to pursue more stringent immigration measures and dissolve a popular visa programme, suggested Mr Trump plans to respond forcefully to the worst major terrorist attack in New York City since 9/11 - and in a way that echoes former President George W Bush's fiercely contested response to the 2001 attacks.

Eight people were killed when a man drove a truck along a bicycle path in NY on Tuesday.

Asked if Saipov should be sent to the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Trump appeared open to the idea. This attack was the worst terrorist incident in NY since September 11, 2001.

Trump also said that the Diversity Visa Lottery program used by the suspect to gain entry into the US should be halted, and questioned immigrants' ability to sponsor family members who want to enter the country. "It's not nice. It's not good".

The Diversity Lottery program, enacted 27 years ago, has allowed 50,000 people per year to come to the US from countries with low levels of immigration.

"We have to get much less politically correct", Trump said Wednesday. We need quick justice and we need strong justice.

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Trump's suggestion about sending Saipov to Gitmo came after Sen.

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., also called for trying Saipov at Guantanamo, according to the Huffington Post. John McCain are calling for the suspect in Tuesday's terror attack in NY to be held as an unlawful enemy combatant. "There is enough evidence to believe that he qualifies as an enemy combatant under the law of war", said Graham.

"I would certainly consider that", he told reporters at a cabinet meeting.

"As such, the NY terror suspect should be held and interrogated - thoroughly, responsibly, and humanely - as an enemy combatant consistent with the Law of Armed Conflict. There's no Miranda rights for somebody who kills Americans". (Schumer, however, was also a player in a 2013 immigration bill that would have eliminated the program).

"Now more than ever, Congress should come together to devise and pass legislation to fully and humanely reform our broken immigration system and secure the homeland", McCain said.

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