Thousands of foreigners have had their visas revoked over terror concerns and the State Department doesn’t know where they are. That is according to Michelle Thoren Bond, assistant secretary for the Bureau of Consular Affairs. House Oversight Committee Chairman, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah rebuked those testifying but the Obama administration holds no one accountable.
It shouldn’t affect their bonuses.
Bond initially said the U.S. has revoked more than 122,000 visas since 2001, including 9,500 because of the threat of terrorism.
But Chaffetz quickly pried at that stat, pressing the witness about the present location of those individuals.
“I don’t know,” she said.
Leon Rodriguez, director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, told committee members that such checks aren’t being done in an abundant manner. What does that mean? “Abundant manner? It’s a way of saying they don’t do it all most likely.
DHS is trying to decide if they will look at social media when reviewing visa applications. Shouldn’t that be a no-never-mind? Everyone can look at them and they should too. Jeh Johnson thinks there are legal limits. He’s the person in charge of promoting illegal immigration in violation of our laws.
It’s hard to believe congress will do anything about all this. They’re very showy.
You can hear that exchange after about 1:36:
Ms. Burriesci at 2:27 could not tell Trey Gowdy how many visa overstayers there are. He asked if there is a list of names. She said there is a list of names and they have a final removal order. She had no idea if it was shared with federally authorized firearms dealers.
It’s illegal for anyone here illegally to purchase a firearm and Ms. Burriesci has no idea if the peoples’ names are given to the dealers.
Gowdy knew how many prosecutions there were for people here illegally.
There have been under 100 prosecutions.
The government wants a new list of people who can’t own firearms and we’ve done a horrible job with the list we currently have.
Watch that exchange at 2:27: