After New York attack, Trump pushes for 'merit-based' US visa system

United StatesUpdated: Nov 01, 2017, 12:43 PM IST

Donald Trump on Wednesday criticized the nation`s visa system Photograph:(Reuters)

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday criticized the nation's visa system in the wake of Tuesday`s truck attack in New York City that left eight dead, blaming Democrats and pressing a `merit-based` program for immigrants to the United States.

"The terrorist came into our country through what is called the 'Diversity Visa Lottery Program', a Chuck Schumer beauty. I want merit-based," Trump wrote in a post on Twitter, referring to the Senate Democratic leader.