Police: New York Attacker 'Did This in the Name of ISIS'
Police have confirmed that the Uzbek immigrant accused of killing eight and injuring 12 in New York City carried out the attack in the name of the Islamic State terror group.
"He did this in the name of ISIS," New York deputy police commissioner John Miller said Wednesday. Miller added that the suspect "had been planning this for a number of weeks."
The attacker is identified as 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov, an immigrant from Uzbekistan. He came to the United States in 2010 through the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program, also known as the lottery diversity immigration program.
Officials say Saipov drove a pickup truck down a bicycle path in New York City on Tuesday. Eight people died and 12 others were injured. He then ran down a highway, holding fake guns and shouting "God is great" in Arabic. Police then shot the man. He remains hospitalized in critical condition.
Miller said that police found notes written in Arabic in Saipov's truck that said the Islamic State "would endure forever."
Speaking from the White House on Wednesday, President Donald Trump called the attacker an "animal." He asked Congress to end the lottery program immediately and replace it with a merit-based immigration program.
The diversity visa program provides up to 50,000 visas each year by lottery. Applicants must have completed high school or meet work experience requirements.
The program was created as part of a bipartisan immigration bill introduced by the late Senator Ted Kennedy, a Democrat. It was signed into law by President George H.W. Bush, a Republican, in 1990.
Trump blames lottery program and Democrats
Earlier on Wednesday, the president called the diversity lottery program "a Chuck Schumer beauty." Schumer is a New York senator and the Democratic leader of the U.S. Senate.
Trump also noted what an expert said on Fox News Wednesday, tweeting, "Senator Chuck Schumer helping to import Europe's problems."
Shortly after Trump published his tweets, Sen. Schumer replied with his own: "I guess it's not too soon to politicize a tragedy."
Schumer said in a statement that he has "always believed and continue to believe that immigration is good for America." He added, "I'm calling on the president to immediately rescind his proposed cuts to this vital anti-terrorism funding."
Trump said on Tuesday that he ordered the Department of Homeland Security "to step up our already Extreme Vetting Program."
Trump's extreme-vetting policy on immigrants aims to identify those who may sympathize with extremists or pose a security risk to the United States.
1.ran down 沿着
My mate dived headfirst through a window and I ran down the hallway.
2.in critical condition 情况危急
Ten of the injured are said to be in critical condition.
3.step up 加快；增加
He urged donors to step up their efforts to send aid to Somalia.
4.called on 号召；要求
One of Kenya's leading churchmen has called on the government to resign.
5.Police have confirmed that the Uzbek immigrant accused of killing eight and injuring 12 in New York City carried out the attack in the name of the Islamic State terror group.
carried out 实施
Two independent studies have been carried out.
Forensic experts carried out a painstaking search of the debris.
6.Police have confirmed that the Uzbek immigrant accused of killing eight and injuring 12 in New York City carried out the attack in the name of the Islamic State terror group.
in the name of 以...的名义
In the name of humanity I ask the government to reappraise this important issue.
She accepted the gift in the name of the Save the Children Fund.
周三，纽约警察局副局长约翰·米勒（John Miller）表示，“他以ISIS名义发动袭击” 。米勒还指出，嫌疑人“策划此次袭击已长达数周” 。
经确认，嫌犯为29岁的萨乌夫洛·赛波夫（Sayfullo Saipov），他是一名来自乌兹别克斯坦的移民 。2010年，他通过多元移民签证移民美国，该项目也被称为“抽签式多元移民计划” 。
政府官员表示，周二赛波夫驾驶小型货车冲向纽约市的一条自行车道，导致8人死亡，12人受伤 。随后，他再次驾车冲向公路，手持“仿真枪”，用阿拉伯语高呼“真主至上” 。警方赶到后击中了这名男子，他现在留院医治，情况危急 。
周三，美国总统特朗普在白宫发言，他称嫌犯为“畜生” 。他要求国会立即废止“抽签式移民计划”，采取积分评估的移民计划 。
多元签证计划每年以抽签的方式发放5万张签证 。申请者必须拥有高中学历或符合相关工作要求 。
多元化签证是已故民主党参议员泰德·肯尼迪（Ted Kennedy）提出的两党移民法案 。1990年，该法案由共和党总统乔治·布什签署成为法律 。
周三早些时候，总统特朗普称抽签式多元移民计划为“查克·舒默的美梦” 。舒默是纽约州的参议员，也是美国参议院民主党领袖 。
舒默在一份声明中表示，他“一直相信且会继续相信，移民对美国有利 。”他还补充说：“我在努力劝说总统尽快撤销想削减重要的反恐行动资金的计划 。”