12.11.17

Senator David Perdue: We Must Remain Vigilant In Protecting Our Homeland

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) comments on the attempted terrorist attack in New York City:

“Today was the second terrorist attack on our nation’s largest city in two months. Both events are a byproduct of our broken immigration system. The perpetrator of the October attack entered the U.S. through the visa lottery. The suspect in today’s attack entered through chain migration. We must remain vigilant in protecting ourselves, our homeland, and our interests abroad. As today’s failed attack has shown, radical terrorists will not succeed in their mission. I join the country in thanking all of New York’s finest today for their swift action and bravery as we continue to root out terrorism both at home and abroad.”

Background

  • The suspect in custody is believed to have entered the United States from Bangladesh through extended family chain migration.
  • Senator Perdue has introduced the Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy (RAISE) Act to end chain migration, eliminate the outdated visa lottery program, and create a merit-based immigration system.

Read more information on the RAISE Act here.

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Senator Perdue is the only Fortune 500 CEO in Congress and is serving his first term in the United States Senate, where he represents Georgia on the Armed Services, Banking, Budget, and Agriculture Committees.