House Judiciary Committee slams immigration officials after reviewing Tashfeen Malik’s visa file

House Judiciary Committee slams immigration officials after reviewing Tashfeen Malik’s visa file
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After reviewing the immigration file of one of the San Bernardino shooting suspects, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee slammed immigration officials for their “unacceptable” vetting process.

In a scathing statement provided to TheBlaze, Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) said that it was clear that immigration officials did not properly vet the application of Tashfeen Malik, one of the suspects accused of fatally shooting 14 people at a social services facility in San Bernardino, California earlier this month. According to Goodlatte, Malik, who applied for a fiancé visa did not have proper documentation that she met her future husband in person in her file — a supposed requirement for the visa and entry to the U.S.

“What is worse, the immigration official reviewing Malik’s application requested more evidence to ensure the two met in person, but it was never provided, and her visa was approved anyway,” Goodlatte said.

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