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WASHINGTON - The House and Senate judiciary committees said on Wednesday that the suspect in Tuesday's attack in New York entered the United States on a so-called diversity visa from Uzbekistan in 2010.
"According to reports to my office, Saipov is a lawful permanent resident who immigrated to the United States from Uzbekistan on a diversity visa over five years ago," Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley wrote in a letter to the secretary of state and the acting secretary of homeland security.
In a separate statement, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte called for the program to be terminated.
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