CNN contributor Ed Martin: "Stop all immigration right now"
Martin: "I don't believe that we need immigrants to come to drive Uber cars"
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From the November 2 edition of CNN's Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin:
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BROOKE BALDWIN (HOST): Let's just take your point -- the U.S. welcoming people for reasons of merit with regard to this diversity visa program. He was brought in based upon merit. This wasn't some random lottery. He was allowed to come in through some sort of vetting process in 2010 from Uzbekistan. He goes to -- in Ohio, and Tampa, and New Jersey where ultimately because of social media and reading all this ISIS propaganda and following instructions to a T on how to run people over, the guy goes and gets this Home Depot truck and kills these eight people because of what he's learned on his computer sitting in America.
ED MARTIN: Right, but my retort would be that system is broken. Whatever the merit is that we thought we need to let this gentleman in. I would say, and Peter [Beinart] would like this, stop all immigration right now. I don't believe that we need immigrants to come to drive Uber cars. I don't think we need that. I think we have lots of people who can drive Uber cars like this guy did.