Former deputy assistant to the president and security analyst Sebastian GorkaSebastian Lukacs GorkaGreitens Senate bid creates headache for GOP YouTube bans Sebastian Gorka's channel after repeated violations Lou Dobbs retweets supporters blasting decision to cancel show MORE said Wednesday that the recent terrorist attack in New York City "reinforces" President Trump's work on reforming the immigration system.
"Sadly this event just reinforces all the efforts the president has made with regards to reforming immigration," Gorka said on Fox News's "Fox & Friends," pointing to President Trump's efforts to implement "extreme vetting" to prevent terrorists from entering the country.
Trump also called for a strengthening of his "extreme vetting program" on Tuesday, announcing that he had ordered the Department of Homeland Security to implement tougher screening measures for those seeking entrance to the country.
A U.S. immigrant from Uzbekistan is suspected of killing eight people and injured a dozen others by driving a truck into a busy bicycle lane near the World Trade Center in New York City on Tuesday afternoon. Sayfullo Saipov reportedly entered the U.S. under the diversity lottery program, which awards visas to countries with fewer immigrants to the United States.
Gorka, who advised the president on national security issues, said the idea that "if you've just got a high school diploma and two years of work experience we can roll a dice and you can come into America" is dangerous, slamming the diversity lottery program that randomly selects immigrants from "underrepresented countries."
"That is using political correctness in a way that is potentially suicidal for our security," Gorka added.