From the Daily Mail:
Records show that Ullah moved to the U.S. from Chittagong, Bangladesh in February 2011 on a F-4 visa, and is now a legal green-card owner. The FR-4 visa is a preferential visa for those who already have family in the U.S. He reportedly immigrated with his parents and three to four siblings. …[Comment at Unz.com]
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders tweeted Monday morning that the president had been briefed on the situation.
At an afternoon press conference, Sanders released a statement on behalf of the administration – saying this morning’s incident is a further example of the need for tougher immigration policies.
‘This attack underscores the need for Congress to work with the President on immigration reforms that enhance our national security and public safety. We must protect our borders. We must ensure that individuals entering our country are not coming to do harm to our people and we must move to a merit-based system of immigration,’ she said.
She went on to say that President Trump has been fighting to end chain migration, which would have prevented an attack like this.
‘The President is certainly concerned that Congress, particularly Democrats, have failed to take action in some places where we feel we could have prevented this,’ Sanders said. ‘Specifically, the President’s policy has called for an end to chain migration and if that had been in place, that would have prevented this individual from coming to the United States.’