In the hours since an Islamic terrorist carried out an act of jihad on the streets of New York City, the United States' immigration laws have once again vaulted to the front pages. For President Donald Trump, he's been open about where he stands on the issue at hand.

Trump on Twitter

When Donald Trump first kicked off his campaign for president, he did so while pushing his top talking point. The former host of "The Apprentice" was quick to highlight immigration reform, going as far as referring to those entering the United States illegally from Mexico as "rapists" and "murderers." The negative reaction from the majority of the mainstream media and the Democrats came quick, though Trump was able to appeal to a silent minority of voters.

Throughout the rest of the 2016 presidential campaign and into his presidency, Trump pushed for various controversial policies, such as mass deportation and having Mexico fund a border wall. In addition, the president has made it more than clear about immigration from the Middle East and other Muslim-majority nations, though his attempted "Muslim ban" continues to be struck down by federal judges. After 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov of Uzbekistan murdered eight people in lower Manhattan by driving a rented truck with a crowded street, it was revealed that he was an ISIS-sympathizer and Islamic radical who came to the United States through the Diversity Visa Lottery Program. Trump has since been outspoken on social media and during run-ins with the press in the last 24 hours, and elaborated further during his latest tweet on November 1.

Taking to Twitter on Wednesday night, Donald Trump lashed out about ending what is known as "chain migration," while attaching a video clip of comments he made earlier in the day about the suspected terrorist who was arrested by police in New York City on Tuesday.

"CHAIN MIGRATION must end now!" Trump tweeted. "Some people come in, and they bring their whole family with them, who can be truly evil," he continued, before adding, "NOT ACCEPTABLE!" As expected, the reaction to the president's tweet didn't go over well with many on social media.

Twitter reacts

Following Donald Trump's most recent tweet on the terrorist attack in New York City and the issue of border security, critics fired back.

"Chain migration"—where parents can bring their children here and the like—literally has nothing to do with what happened in NYC yesterday," one tweet read.

"How did Melania’s parents end up here?" another tweet sarcastically wondered.

"You are really milking the heck out of this while you were SILENT about the white dude who terrorized Las Vegas," a Twitter user said. "You brought your whole family with you to the White House and they are all grifters! They are fleecing the country along with you!" another post stated.

"Yeah, look what happened when they allowed those despicable Drumpfs into the country," an additional tweet pointed out.

"Chain migration in the @WhiteHouse must end! The President came in and brought his whole damn family. Truly evil! NOT ACCEPTABLE!" another social media user wrote. The negative reaction poured in as the backlash to Donald Trump and his family showed no signs of ending anytime soon.