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Trump renews call for "extreme vetting"

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 01:25

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump repeats his call to give prospective immigrants to the U.S. an ideological screening test, following the arrest of an American man born in Afghanistan for bombing attacks in New York and New Jersey. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION). STORY: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump renewed his call for prospective immigrants to given an ideological test in the wake of the arrest of an American man born in Afghanistan for bombing attacks in New York and New Jersey. Speaking to supporters at High Point University in North Carolina, Trump said the U.S. should only allow immigrants to "share our values" to enter the country. The call comes after bombing incidents and a stabbing attack at a mall in central Minnesota. In the most serious incident, a bomb went off in New York City's Chelsea neighborhood on Saturday, injuring 29 people. An unexploded pressure-cooker bomb was found nearby. Earlier that day, a pipe bomb went off in Seaside Park, New Jersey. On Monday, an Afghanistan-born American suspected in some of the incidents was arrested in nearby Linden, New Jersey, after a gun battle with police. Authorities had said earlier they wanted to question Ahmad Khan Rahami, a 28-year-old naturalized U.S. citizen, about the Chelsea and Seaside Park bombings. Trump seized on a government report that said 858 immigrants from countries with which the United States has national security concerns who were pegged for deportation were mistakenly granted citizenship. He said the report showed the need for tighter control over who gets into the United States. He also repeated his claim that his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton bears responsibility for the rise of the militant group, the Islamic State.

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Trump renews call for "extreme vetting"

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 01:25