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Issues - Islamic Extremism - USA - San Bernardino Couple

[12/14/15] Ex-Official: Secret Policy Keeps Social Media Out of Visa Vetting

(ABC News) -- Fearing a civil liberties backlash and "bad public relations" for the Obama administration, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson refused in early 2014 to end a secret U.S. policy that prohibited immigration officials from reviewing the social media messages of all foreign citizens applying for U.S. visas, a former senior department official said.

She (Tashfeen Malik) received a U.S. visa in May 2014, despite what the FBI said were extensive social media messages about jihad and martyrdom.

Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y.

Had they checked out Tashfeen Malik, maybe those people in San Bernardino would be alive.