Free candy: State Dept. rejects less than 2% of visa applications
December 7, 2015
Suspected San Bernardino shooter Tashfeen Malik was one of over 35,000 immigrants issued a K-1 visa by the federal government in 2014, a visa with an acceptance rate of over 98%.
The U.S. State Dept. issues fiancé K-1 nonimmigrant visas to the foreign-citizen fiancés of U.S. citizens which allows them to travel to the U.S. and marry his or her U.S. citizen sponsor within 90 days of arrival.
Of the 36,543 K-1 visa applications received in 2014, the State Dept. only rejected 618, or less than 2%.
The State Dept. says it will deny a visa based on incorrect information on the application, but Malik still received a visa despite submitting an imprecise foreign home address.
“Local residents say the version of the address provided is not precise, but the family does own a house in the neighborhood,” ABC News reported, a statement which indicates Malik’s visa application did not receive as much scrutiny as it should have.
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