Terrorism

Chain migration didn't light the New York pipe bomb

Chain migration didn't light the New York pipe bomb

If all you have is a hammer, as the saying goes, everything looks like a nail. And so it is with the Trump administration’s response this week to the 27-year-old man from Brooklyn who strapped on a homemade pipe bomb Monday with a goal of blowing up morning commuters in a Times Square subway station. Where some saw Akayed Ullah as a criminal, a terrorist and a recent convert to the teachings of ISIS, the Trump administration and its anti-immigrant allies saw an example of the evils of chain migration. Because Mr. Ullah came to the U.S. legally from Bangladesh in 2011 on a family immigrant visa, the suspect has now become a leading example of the dangers of allowing immigrants to help...

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