US importing terrorism through failed immigration system:Trump
“We need to tell the truth, also, about how radical Islam is coming to our shores. We are importing radical Islamic terrorism into the West through a failed immigration system -- and through an intelligence community held back by our president,” Trump, 69, said in a major policy speech in terrorism and national security.
His comments came two days after a New York-born self-radicalised Afghan-origin youth killed 50 people in the deadliest mass shooting in American history.
In his speech in New Hampshire, Trump reiterated call for a temporary ban on Muslims entering the US and said that the Afghan family of the Orlando Shooter should not have been allowed to enter America.
“We have a dysfunctional immigration system which does not permit us to know who we let into our country, and it does not permit us to protect our citizens. We have an incompetent administration, and if I am not elected President, that will not change over the next four years -- but it must change, and it must change now,” he said.
“With fifty people dead, and dozens more wounded, we cannot afford to talk around the issue anymore -- we have to address it head on. I called for a ban after San Bernardino, and was met with great scorn and anger but now, many are saying I was right to do so -- and although the pause is temporary, we must find out what is going on,” he said.
Trump said the ban will be lifted when “we as a nation are in a position” to properly and perfectly screen those people coming into the US.
Immigration laws give the President the power to suspend entry into the country of any class of persons that he deems detrimental to the interests or security of the country, he observed.