Last night, a terrorist organization – CAIR – represented the terrorists’ family. That’s who we are now! It’s our values! People are dancing around terrorism as a motive and the FBI said they are exploring several motives – and they are not joking.
We are heading back to 9/11. Proof of that is our visa program.
One of the terrorists, Tashfeen Malik, came to the US on a fiancé K-1 visa.
US immigration isn’t guided by one solid law. It’s comprised of many different types of visas and rules, all with loopholes. The San Bernardino terrorist, Tashfeen Malik, came into the US on a fiancé K-1 visa which is a rubber stamp visa. There are few checks and no tracking.
Pakistan is a haven for terrorists. Various polls point to the radical views of most Pakistanis: 84% of Pakistani Muslims favor enshrining sharia as official law, 41% of Pakistanis approve of attacks on Americans, and 81 % of respondents support the Islamic State (ISIS). Tashfeen Malik, the female terrorist of San Bernardino, was in the United States on a fiancé K-1 visa.
These visas have a very high rate of approval. They are the most commonly applied for and they are mostly granted. A total of 27% of immigrants receive their admission this way whereas refugees only account for 7%
The process is a joke.
The couple apply and the fiancé gets a temporary visa to marry, then s/he can apply for a green card but if the fiancé is already residing legally in the US, the potential immigrant doesn’t even have to apply for it.
You (the petitioner) are a U.S. citizen.
- You intend to marry within 90 days of your fiancé(e) entering the United States.
- You and your fiancé(e) are both free to marry and any previous marriages must have been legally terminated by divorce, death, or annulment.
- You met each other, in person, at least once within 2 years of filing your petition. There are two exceptions that require a waiver:
1. If the requirement to meet would violate strict and long-established customs of your or your fiancé(e)’s foreign culture or social practice.
2. If you prove that the requirement to meet would result in extreme hardship to you.
After the Fiancé(e) Visa is Issued
They do take fingerprints and call it robust biometric screening.
Unless the fiancé is on a terror list, and many jihadists aren’t, there is no checks and balances other than they can’t have a criminal record.
The fiancé can then enter the US for 90 days, apply for permanent residence and remain in the US while Customs and Immigration Services processes the application.
The potential immigrants or potential terrorists come into the country while they are waiting to be approved.
At some point, there is an interview but it’s geared towards marriage fraud.
Of all the visa possibilities, the K-1 is the one most often recommended by lawyers.
Do you think this might be considered a loophole that should be closed?