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Trump, citing attack in New York, calls for end to visa programme

While the White House deemed it unseemly to have a policy debate on gun control immediately after the massacre in Las Vegas last month, Trump was eager on Wednesday to have a policy debate on immigra

Peter Baker | NYT 

President Trump touched off a sharply partisan debate over some of the most divisive issues in American life on Wednesday as he cited this week’s terrorist attack in New York to advance his agenda on immigration and national security while assailing Democrats for endangering the country. A day after an immigrant from Uzbekistan was arrested on suspicion of plowing a pickup truck along a crowded bicycle path in Manhattan, killing eight people, Mr. Trump denounced the American criminal justice system as “a joke” and “a laughingstock,” adding that he was ...

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First Published: Thu, November 02 2017. 09:11 IST
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