Secret Policy Allowed San Bernardino Shooter to Evade Tough Visa Questions

Homeland Security is barred by a secret Obama Administration policy from checking the public social media postings of visa applicants.  Thanks to this policy, Tashfeen Malik one of the murderers in the San Bernardino shootings, was allowed a visa despite a significant pro-jihad social media presence.tashfeen malik san bernardino terror

A secret U.S. policy that prohibits immigration officials from reviewing the social media messages of foreign citizens applying for U.S. visas was reportedly kept in place over fears of a civil liberties backlash and “bad public relations.”

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson refused in early 2014 to end the policy, even though several other officials in the organization pressed for such a policy change, ABC News reported Monday.

Johnson’s politically-correct policy decision lead directly to the bloodshed in California.

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

Cohen said that officials from United States Citizenship and Immigration Services and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement both pressed for a change in policy, which eventually became the subject of a meeting in 2014 chaired by Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, other top deputies and representatives of the DHS Office of Civil Liberties and the Office of Privacy.

“The primary concern was that it would be viewed negatively if it was disclosed publicly and there were concerns that it would be embarrassing,” Cohen told ABC’s Good Morning America on Monday.

Instead of putting the safety and security of Americans at the forefront, Secretary Johnson kowtowed to the forces of political correctness and as a result let a dangerous terrorist into the U.S.  The result of his mistake is now open for all to see.