The U.S. has revoked more than 122,000 visas since 2001, including 9,500 because of the threat of terrorism. So where are they?
Don’t ask anyone in the Obama Administration, because they have no idea.
I can’t tell you if it’s indifference, incompetence or just stupidity – I just know that the people running this country are not that concerned, to say the least:
Fox News reports that the Obama administration cannot be sure of the whereabouts of thousands of foreigners in the U.S. who had their visas revoked over terror concerns and other reasons, a State Department official admitted.
At a House oversight hearing examining immigrant vetting in the wake of major terror attacks, Michele Thoren Bond, assistant secretary for the Bureau of Consular Affairs made the startling admission, which caused Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah to ask a simple follow up question: “You don’t have a clue do you?”
Lawmakers are trying to ascertain which safeguards are in place to ensure that extremists are not exploiting a variety of legal paths to travel to the United States.
One of the San Bernardino, Calif., shooters came to the U.S. on a K-1 fiancee visa last year despite the fact that the FBI believed she was already radicalized.
Tashfeen Malik came to the U.S. on a K-1 fiance visa in July 2014 and passed multiple background checks and at least two in-person interviews, one in Pakistan and another after she married Syed Farook. FBI Director James Comey has said Malik and Farook communicated privately online about jihad and martyrdom before they married.
Lawmakers at times angrily pressed officials on why even public social media wouldn’t routinely be looked at for vetting those trying to enter the country.
“If half the employers are doing it in the United States of America, if colleges are doing it for students, why wouldn’t Homeland Security do it?” said Rep. Stephen Lynch, D-Mass. “We don’t even look at their public stuff, that’s what kills me.”
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