Published on 1 Nov 2017 Sections

Trump calls for tougher immigration controls after New York attack

Washington Correspondent

President Trump has called for tougher immigration controls after the deadly New York truck attack, describing the suspect as an “animal” and calling on Congress to shut down the immigration lottery scheme. New York police say the truck driver had been planning the attack for weeks and did it “in the name of IS”. Eight people were killed and 11 others injured as the truck veered into a bike path in lower Manhattan. The victims included five friends from Argentina who’d been in the city to celebrate a reunion.