On Twitter on Tuesday night, President Trump said he has ordered the Department of Homeland Security to "step up our already extreme vetting program." Trump made the announcement after Tuesday's truck attack in New York City, when a suspect, a 29-year-old man from Uzbekistan, allegedly drove a truck on a busy bike path in Manhattan, killing eight. The suspect came to the United States in 2010, law enforcement officials said, through the Diversity Visa Lottery. During Wednesday's Cabinet meeting, Trump said he was asking Congress to "immediately initiate work to get rid of" the program, which offers a small number of visas to people from countries that have relatively few immigrants in the U.S. "Sounds nice," Trump said. "It's not nice."
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