The K-1 fiance visa program has come under the scanner and President Barack Obama has asked for the review of the visa program from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The President has asked the State Department to evaluate and assess the visa program because of the involvement of a couple under K-1 fiancé program, who was held responsible for indiscriminate mass shooting in California, said a White House official.
Nearly 14 people were brutally massacred by 29 year old, Pakistani national, Tashfeen Malik who had come from Saudi Arabia to America to marry 28 year old , American born, Syed Rizwan Farook. She had come to States on the K-1 visa which gives permission to foreign citizens to enter the United States of America to marry Americans. At the moment the FBI is investigating Tashfeen Malik’s motive behind the crime and Malik’s callous act has stirred the terrorism fear in the hearts of the people.
FBI has revealed that Malik, on Facebook, had pledged her loyalty and faithfulness to the Islamic State militant group recently. This action was done at the same time as the massacre took place. Malik and her husband ended up shooting 14 people in a holiday party and Malik died in the shootout.
Shocked at the killings Barrack Obama ended up calling the brutal incident as “an act of terrorism”. The State Department stats confirm that in 2014 almost 36000 K-1 visas had been handed out by the department. Malik had entered the country by the “Visa waiver program”.
Obama asserted “We should put in place stronger screening for those who come into America without a visa so that we can take a hard look at whether they’ve traveled to war zones.” President Barack Obama confirmed in an address that they were working with both parties in Congress to find a solution to the issue.
The Visa waiver program may see changes and a stricter scrutiny have been ordered by The U.S. government and now the travelers will be screened more closely.