It wasn't only the DHS screening Malik passed, but according to a LA Times article titled "Rampage killers led secret life, hiding plans and weapons," she also had to go through a FBI background check, After a background check by the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security, she was granted a conditional green card last summer. (All News Pipeline)
Texas Senator and Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said that the vetting for San Bernardino attacker Tashfeen Malik “is the exact same vetting they are proposing to do for these Syrian Muslim refugees” and President Obama “acts as an apologist for radical Islamic terrorists” on Saturday’s “Fox & Friends” on the Fox News Channel.
If you ask a murderer if he (or she) is about to kill someone, the answer always is "No."
So when you ask a person who plans to a terrorist attack "Are you planning a terrorist attack" what do you - as a reasonable person - expect to hear in reply? "No," of course.
Apparently, from a number of sources (see below) asking stupid questions and accepting the answers as truth is how Obama's people are - not just intending, but in fact are doing - vetting people seeking visas to the U.S.
No serious investigation. It takes too long and too much manpower and too much money - and for all that may not uncover the truth anyway.
But to call answering 20 questions "vetting" is absurd, yet that is what Obama is having his minions do; ask a question (Are you planning an attack on the U.S.?) and accepting the answer ("No") sans further investigation.
That "20 questions" process allowed one terrorist (Tashfeen Malik) into the country, and she applied for a finance visa; imagine how the thoroughness of the vetting process will go for the initial 10,000 "refugees" from Syria's civil war. Rubber stamps will be flying.
Meanwhile, Obama's people are stonewalling. Sen. Cruz, and Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) , sent a letter to the U.S. Attorney General, the DHS director, and Secretary of State which reads, in part:
On August 12, we sent a letter requesting that you provide basic information regarding the immigration histories of 72 individuals in the United States who have been identified as having a connection to terrorism over a one-year period. You have failed to comply with the request, sent more than three-and-half months ago.
A response is not only long overdue, but urgent in light of a series of assaults, including: the heinous attacks in San Bernardino, California, the earlier attacks on the military recruiting center in Chattanooga, the Boston Bombing, and Congress' imminent consideration of government funding legislation that would include funding for myriad immigration programs that have allowed for these events to occur.
Press reports indicate that the alleged perpetrators of yesterday's attacks, Syed Rizwan Farook and his new wife Tashfeen Malik, wore" assault style clothing, "described as "tactical gear," and authorities described their home as an "IED factory, "with multiple pipe bombs and small explosives strapped to remote-controlled cars. According to these press reports, Farook is the child of immigrants who came to the United States from Pakistan, and Malik travelled to the U.S.. from Saudi Arabia.
According to the LA times: "Farook recently traveled to Saudi Arabia and returned with a new wife he had met online." A CNN report added the following detail: "Farook traveled to Saudi Arabia for several weeks in 2013 on the Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca that Muslims are required to take at least once in their lifetime, which didn't raise red flags, said two government officials. It was during this trip that he met Malik, a native of Pakistan who came to the United States on a 'fiancee visa' and later became a lawful permanent resident." Among Muslim nations, Pakistan is the top recipient of U.S. green cards, having received 83,000 between FY09-FYI3. Further, according to CBS News, sources say that the two viewed ISIS propaganda online, and separate reports indicate that Farook was in touch with other individuals being investigated for terrorism.
According to MSNBC, The fiancé visa program has one of the more rigorous security screening processes — presenting far more hurdles than other avenues for foreigners to enter the U.S.
It requires an applicant to submit a standard non-immigrant form, with personal and security questions, plus certificates from police in every country in which an applicant has lived for more than six months, a medical examination, a passport, documentation of financial support, proof of the relationship with a U.S. citizen and various fees. Applicants who are granted a fiancé visa receive a sealed file of personal and government documents, which must be kept sealed and presented to security officials upon entry to the U.S.
Note that the MSNBC copy does NOT specify who solicits the information from the "police in every country," the visa issuing agency or the applicant. As far as a passport, they easily are purchased from forgers. Likewise it is questionable if a sponsor's financial background is checked; personal experience suggests it is not. In short, the applicant can answer all the "personal and security questions" with lies and buy all other documentation (police and medical reports, passport).
Will the initial 10,000 Syrian refugees be submitted to what MSNBC terms "one of the more rigorous security screening processes"?
Fox News, citing The Los Angeles Times that in turn cited an anonymous federal law enforcement official, reports that Syed Rizwan Farook was in contact with members of the Al Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front and the African extremist group Al-Shabaab. The official told the Times there was “some type” of contact between Farook and the terror groups, but it was unclear what kind of contact the parties had.
Islamic State radio also released a statement early Saturday saying two supporters of the terror group committed the atrocity in California, according to Reuters. However, ISIS didn't claim responsibility for the attacks.
Were I a cynic I might suggest that the Feds inability to act on information has not changed since 9-11 and, before that, Dec. 7 (1941).
San Bernardino Killer Passed DHS Vetting! http://allnewspipeline.com/CA_Killer_Vetted_DHS.php" TARGET="Pipe">All News Pipeline
San Bernardino shooter PASSED ‘Homeland Security’ vetting; Cruz, Sessions demand answers http://www.bizpacreview.com/2015/12/04/san-bernardino-shooter-passed-homeland-security-vetting-cruz-sessions-demand-answers-280866#ixzz3u0kTGpLP
Cruz: CA Attacker Passed ‘Exact Same Vetting’ Being Proposed for Refugees, Obama ‘Apologist’ for Terror http://www.breitbart.com/video/2015/12/05/cruz-ca-attacker-passed-exact-same-vetting-being-proposed-for-refugees-obama-apologist-for-terror/
Female San Bernardino shooter reportedly entered US on 'fiancée' visa with inaccurate address http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/12/05/san-bernadino-gunman-reportedly-contacted-foreign-terror-organizations/
How the San Bernardino shooting suspect entered the US on a fiancé visa http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/how-the-suspect-entered-the-country-k-1-fiance-visa