Another benefactor of chain migration. Update to this story.


The Department of Homeland Security has called a Friday evening shooting at the Pennsylvania State Capitol building a terror attack.

A gunman, identified as 51-year-old Ahmed Aminamin El-Mofty, intentionally fired at police officers at multiple locations around the capitol building in Harrisburg, according to local authorities. The suspect injured one officer before he was fatally shot.

DHS spokesman Tyler Houlton declared the shooting “a terror attack” in a Saturday press release.

El-Mofty became a naturalized U.S. citizen as a result of extended family chain migration, according to the DHS statement. “Ahmed Aminamin El-Mofty was a naturalized U.S. citizen who was admitted to the United States from Egypt on a family-based immigrant visa,” Houlton said.

The DHS official said the shooting in Harrisburg highlights theTrump administration’s concerns about extended family chain migration.

“Both chain migration and the diversity visa lottery program have been exploited by terrorist to attack our country,” Houlton stated. He continued that these immigration programs “make it more difficult to keep dangerous people out of the United States and to protect the safety of every American.”

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