Why am I not surprised?
A secret U.S. policy has blocked immigration investigators from reviewing the social media messages of all foreigners applying for U.S. visas – including that of San Bernardino terrorist Tashfeen Malik, it has been revealed.
The revelation comes after U.S. officials learned that Malik, who received a fiancee’s visa last May, had posted extensive social messages the FBI said included talk of Jihad and martyrdom.
John Cohen, a former acting under-secretary at DHS for intelligence and analysis, told ABC that immigration officials last year were not allowed to ‘use or review social media as part of the screening process.’
ABC News reported that one current and one former senior counter-terrorism official confirmed Cohen’s account of the refusal of the Department of Homeland Security to change its policy.