On Monday, Bangladeshi national Akayed Ullah's homemade pipe bomb prematurely detonated when he was at New York City's Port Authority in a failed attempt at a suicide bombing. According to the White House, the failed suicide bomber was allowed entry into the country through so-called "chain migration."
As reported by Fox: "Department of Homeland Security confirmed to Fox News that Ullah was admitted to the U.S. after presenting a passport displaying an F43 family immigrant visa in 2011."
"The suspect is a Lawful Permanent Resident from Bangladesh who benefited from extended family chain migration," said a statement from DHS Press Secretary Tyler Houlton.
The family reacted to Ullah's attempted terror attack by expressing "outrage" over American police authorities and suggesting institutionalized Islamophobia.
In a statement provided via Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)-New York, Ullah's family said they were "outraged by the behavior of law enforcement officials during this investigation."
"Today, we have seen our children, as young as 4 years old, held out in the cold, detained as their parents were questioned," said the statement. "One teenage relative was pulled out of high school classes and interrogated without a lawyer, without his parents. These are not the actions that we expect from our justice system, and we hope to see better in the days and weeks to come. We also ask the press to respect our privacy and to give our family time to grieve this horrific development."
The family added that they were "heartbroken by this attack on our city today and by the allegations being made against a member of our family."
Perhaps we need a "national conversation" about our broken immigration system and not "Islamophobia" in the wake of such a failed terror plot.