The woman involved in the shootings in San Bernardino, Calif., on Wednesday passed through two rounds of criminal and national security background checks as she obtained a “fiancé visa” and later a resident green card to live in the United States, federal officials said.
* I DON'T KNOW WHICH ORGANIZATION I DESPISE MORE - THE NYT OR THE ROGUE, INCOMPETENT U.S. GOVERNMENT.
* FOLKS... "INVOLVED IN...?!?!" ARE THESE SCUMBAGS KIDDING...?!?!
* AND AS TO THE "MEAT" OF THE OPENING PARAGRAPH...
(*JUST SHAKING MY HEAD*)
Those checks turned up no negative information about the woman, Tashfeen Malik, a federal official said Friday. But after the F.B.I. said Friday that it was investigating the shootings as an act of terrorism — Ms. Malik pledged allegiance to the Islamic State in a Facebook post the day of the attack — officials were scouring her immigration record to see if there were any revealing details they might have missed.
“There was nothing she presented that would have been flagged,” a federal official said, speaking anonymously to discuss a fast-moving investigation involving several federal agencies. But, he said, “We’re going back right now and double-checking and looking over everyone’s shoulder who was involved.”
The information that Ms. Malik came to live in this country legally has heightened concern about security reviews in the immigration system.
* "HEIGHTENED CONCERN...???" REALLY...??? SERIOUSLY...???
(*STILL SHAKING MY HEAD*)
* FOLKS... AGAIN... REMEMBER THE BOSTON BOMBERS? REMEMBER MAJOR HASAN?
* OUR... FEDERAL... AUTHORITIES... ARE... TOTALLY... INCOMPETENT...!!!
It has also renewed a tense debate in Washington, particularly after the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks in Paris provoked a furor in Congress and among state governments about the vetting of refugees from Syria and Iraq.
* ONE MORE TIME: WHO ARE WE GONNA TO ASK QUESTIONS OF REGARDING SYRIAN REFUGEES? ASSAD'S SECRET POLICE?
* FOLKS... YA CAN'T FIX STUPID... AND STUPID CAN - AND DOES - GET PEOPLE KILLED WHEN IT COMES TO TERRORISM.
* OBAMA SHOULD BE IMPEACHED, CONVICTED, AND REMOVED FROM OFFICE BASED UPON INCOMPETENCE ALONE!
* HOW MANY MORE AMERICANS WILL OBAMA'S POLICIES KILL - LITERALLY KILL - BEFORE THIS FOOL LEAVES OFFICE?
Ms. Malik, 29, was granted a K-1 visa, also known as the fiancé visa, in Pakistan in July 2014, the officials said, and she traveled to the United States that month.
The review process for a K-1 visa is “not as strict” as the vetting for refugees, Josh Earnest, the White House spokesman, said.
(*SPITTING ON THE GROUND*)
But immigration officials said the K-1 review was more extensive than the vetting of a foreigner who planned to only visit.
* YA MEAN... LIKE SOME OF THE 9/11 HIJACKERS?
(*JUST SHAKING MY HEAD*)