According to “New York attack: What do we know about Akayed Ullah?” (BBC):
White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said Ullah entered the US on an F43 visa.
This means he was the child of someone with an F41 visa, which is available to people who are the “brother or sister of a US citizen at least 21 years old”.
The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission told CNN that Ullah held a taxi driver’s licence from March 2012 to March 2015.
The Inspector General of Police in Bangladesh, AKM Shahidul Haque, said Ullah had no criminal record in Bangladesh.
In light of the Port Authority bombing that he perpetrated, it seems safe to say Mr. Ullah’s life in the U.S. didn’t turn out well either for him or for us, but what was the best case scenario for native-born Americans? Mr. Ullah’s education and skills were presumably appropriate to the taxi-driving job that we expect to be eliminated by robots. Mr. Ullah settled in a city that most Americans regarded as already overcrowded when he immigrated.
[Mr. Ullah was a law-abiding citizen in Bangladesh, according to the BBC, so he likely would have been better off staying there.]
Readers: What is the theory that drove us to welcome Mr. Ullah?
- How was the immigration of Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov supposed to benefit native-born Americans? (from last month; let’s hope that we don’t have to ask a similar question every month)