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Trump orders stepped up 'extreme vetting' after New York attack
November 1, 2017 / 2:01 AM / a month ago

Trump orders stepped up 'extreme vetting' after New York attack

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Twitter he had ordered the Department of Homeland Security to step up its “extreme vetting program” following a vehicle attack in New York.

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during the U.N. General Assembly in New York, U.S., September 21, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

“I have just ordered Homeland Security to step up our already Extreme Vetting Program. Being politically correct is fine, but not for this!” Trump said, hours after a man driving a pickup truck killed eight people.

Trump ran for office in 2016 pledging to crack down on illegal immigration for security reasons, and has called for “extreme vetting” of foreigners entering the United States.

Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Mohammad Zargham

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