I don’t think it’s a stretch to say that the department of Homeland Security has the blood of the 14 people killed in the San Bernardino terrorist attack, on their hands. After all, they certainly dropped the ball, in a major way. Speculation as to how Tashfeen Malik entered the country is now causing a stir, and perhaps the problem goes even farther than DHS. Imagine that. We’ll all be sleeping a little better tonight knowing the Federal Government is on top of our nation’s security concerns.
Conservative Tribune: How airtight is the vetting process for people entering from the Middle East? You know, the one that President Barack Obama and the liberals keep claiming won’t let through a single terrorist from the multitudinous refugees being brought in from Syria?
Well, how’s this for airtight — according to ABC News, San Bernardino terrorist Tashfeen Malik was given a visa and a green card in spite of the fact that she gave a nonexistent Pakistani address on her application.
The ABC News report listed the major details of Malik’s life, which should have raised some red flags. Born in Pakistan, Malik moved to Saudi Arabia 25 years ago. She would travel back and forth between the two countries, attending university in Pakistan.
She would later meet Syed Farook on an online dating service, and the two met face-to-face in Saudi Arabia, reportedly in the fall of 2013. Malik would come to the United States in 2014 on a K-1 visa, colloquially known as a “fiancee visa.” This allows an American citizen to bring in a potential partner and petition for them to stay.
That’s when things began to get suspicious.
“For the visa application, the address she listed in her Pakistani hometown … does not exist,” ABC News reported Friday.
The Center for Immigration Services pointed out that, when it comes to K-1 visas, “individuals who appear likely to overstay their temporary visas and try to settle permanently in the United States are not to be issued one.” This is so that people who don’t have family back in their home country don’t try to use the visa to resettle in the United States illegally.
Wouldn’t giving a nonexistent address on a K-1 visa form — likely a crime, by the way — be a big red flag that this was either someone who was either trying to overstay their visa or might not have been granted entrance to the United States in the first place?
Yet, according to CBS News, Malik passed her Department of Homeland Security counterterrorism screening.
So, this is the organization we’re trusting to keep us safe from possible Islamic State terrorists with fake documents among the Syrian refugees? A department that can’t even catch someone who applies for a K-1 visa with a fake address?
DHS’ incompetence has already cost American lives and confirmed our worst fears. Why on earth would anyone with any sense let them do more damage?