Eight people are dead after a man drove a rental truck onto a bike path in lower Manhattan.
The man charged with committing the attack, Sayfullo Saipov, has been living in the U.S. since 2010 as a legal permanent resident. He was able to obtain his green card through a program called the Diversity Visa Lottery.
On Tuesday President Trump tweeted:
We are fighting hard for Merit Based immigration, no more Democrat Lottery Systems. We must get MUCH tougher (and smarter). @foxandfriends— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 1, 2017
MPR News senior producer Stephanie Curtis asked Stephen Legomsky if this change would make America safer. Legomsky served as former chief counsel of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for the Department of Homeland Security.
Click on the audio player above to hear their conversation.