Diversity. It's a killer.
Akayed Ullah, the 2nd Islamic terrorist to hit New York City in a short amount of time, like Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov, the 1st terrorist, was a beneficiary of the visa diversity lottery program. In Ullah's case, he wasn't a direct beneficiary, but it was a combination of chain migration and the diversity visa lottery.
And that's often the case.
Accused New York City bomber Akayed Ullah, originally from Bangladesh, benefitted from the U.S. Visa Lottery program, which randomly grants visas to foreigners and their families, according to the Department of Homeland Security.
U.S. law enforcement officials confirmed late Monday that Ullah, who attempted to detonate a suicide bomb in downtown New York City, obtained a green card under a family-based preference system after one of his family members was awarded a visa through the lottery.
Winners of the Visa Lottery program can go on to sponsor family members to come to the United States, resulting in chain migration, which could lead to large numbers of the winners' foreign relatives resettling in the United States.
Akayed Ullah was a Bangladeshi taxi driver. Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov was an Uzbek Uber driver.
The question is do we need Uber and taxi drivers from Bangladesh and Uzbekistan so badly that we're willing to accept Islamic terrorists blowing themselves up and running us over? Or is it time to rethink the diversity lottery program?