After CA Jihad attack: It’s time to rethink K-1 Visas

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The San Bernardino Islamic jihadist massacre that rocked our sensibilities on Wednesday raises yet another immigration question.

Reports indicate that terrorist Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, was a U.S. citizen whose parents are from Pakistan. In 2013 he brought Tashfeen Malik, 27, a Pakistani he met online, to the U.S. with him from Saudi Arabia on a K-1 Visa. His co-terrorist Malik, the mother of an infant daughter was easily able to become a lawful permanent resident —- though we now know she pledged allegiance to ISIS on her Facebook page.

How? Through a obscure machination known as the K-1 Visa authorized by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Although a K-1 or “Fiancée Visa” usually take a few months to process and payment of a nominal fee, it allows immediate immigration and eligibility for legal employment in the United States. With the relative ease of bypassing more cumbersome application procedures, K-1’s are considered to be a high fraud visa category.

To curtail abuse of this foolishly generous system, the couple must provide evidence that they have actually met in person. Both must be of legal age and not already married to each other or to anyone else. The K-1 visa holder is required to marry his or her U.S. citizen petitioner within 90 days of entry. All of these regulations appear to be enforced by the honor system since there is no discernible requirement for federal oversight.

In 2014, the Department of State issued a total of 35,925 K-1 visas to fiancées of U.S. citizens. Including K-2 and K-3 ‘derivative’ categories — mostly for children of fiancées — a total of 41,488 such K category visas were issued including adoptive, step-parent, and half-sibling relationships.  A K-4 visa is an even further extended derivative visa issued to the child of a K-3 visa holder. So now we’re getting into the realm of grandchildren.

Where it stops, who monitors this system and how screening is implemented is anyone’s guess. Meanwhile our world becomes less safe as Barack Obama opens the floodgates to tens of thousands more Muslim Syrians claiming refugee status.

Conservative Allen West wrote this must read column on this destabilizing issue.


11 Responses to After CA Jihad attack: It’s time to rethink K-1 Visas

  1. CD 8 PC says:

    This K-1 Visa is a new one on me. I was unaware such an open invitation to import terrorists exists in the system. It needs to be shut down and dramatically overhauled. But with Obama in the White House, I imagine it will be expanded, putting us all at further risk.

  2. Kent says:

    The idea of allowing more Syrians claiming to be refugees into the USA is preposterous. We absolutely need to revamp our entire immigration system including these bogus K1 Visas and stop concerning ourselves with building a wall on the border with Mexico.

    What we need is a wide and deep moat filled with flesh eating piranhas with large barbed wire rolls on each side of it. Prisons top their fences with razor wire as an added disincentive to escape. Building such a moat would be cheap, fast and effective. The entire southern US border could be protected in record time at a fraction of the cost of the failed technology that has been served up since the Department of Homeland (IN)Security was originated and headed up by the inept Michael Chertoff and then the committed open borders queen Janet Napolitano.

  3. Conservative Since Birth says:

    The K-1 Visa is a new one to me also. Our immigration system is full of loopholes and the one that McCain and the rest of the amnesty crowd want to “change” by ‘comprehensively’ redoing it, is a good one as it is. It just hasn’t been followed for decades. On purpose.

    After reading the Allen West column, it reminded me of seeing a Chaldean church in Phoenix. What those church goers must think of Obama’s detention of their fellow Christians, I can only imagine.

    Immigration is a sure way of destroying a culture. I saw a map of who has been let into this country and where they were from over a period of 10 years. It’s astounding – people from all over the world – except Europe. Ted Kennedy started the ‘browning of America’ and it has morphed into something very dangerous to the U.S. I don’t believe that this many people from the darkest corners of the world even have a desire to come here. I think they’re being ‘transported’ here by our government and given our generous benefits package.

    Here’s the latest on what we are allowed to say or not say:

    Loretta Lynch Vows to Prosecute Those Who Use ‘Anti-Muslim’ Speech That ‘Edges Toward Violence’

    • Maggie says:

      Obviously Loretta Lynch following her boss Obama’s directives, wants to curtail American’s free speech in favor of giving aid and comfort to Muslims. We live in previously unimaginable times.

    • Villanova says:

      These irrational policies would be the same as giving amnesty to the Germans or Japanese during the height of World War II. Even far leftist Franklin Roosevelt would never have considered such a treasonous act. What would convince the Obama administration that bringing in hundreds of thousands of those claiming to be refugees would be a stabilizing force for America?

      And as pointed out here, they sap benefits and take our jobs in an already stretched to the limit economy. Its clear to me that Barack Hussein Obama wants nothing less than a Balkinized, and deeply in debt America.

  4. William Heuisler says:

    Our Senator, John McCain has eagerly promoted illegal Immigration “Amnesty” for 30 years, (except when he ran for President).
    Our flood of McCain-sponsored illegals (3 Dream Acts (2001) McCain-Kennedy (2005) and McCain’s Gang of 8 (2013) – were all proposed after our 9/11 attack!

    Millions more now shrink our middle class, cut wages, increase welfare rolls and take many new US jobs. (1) (2) (3)

    And remember, all 19 hijackers on 9/11 had work, travel or student visas. Moussaoui, al Suqami, al Hamzi, and Hanjour “overstayed” their visas. The al-Shehri brothers’ visas listed occupations, “teater,” and “student”, their address was “South City” and destination was spelled “Wasantwn.” Abdul Aziz-Alomari’s visa listed student, but named no school and listed no nationality or gender. Three months later, Aziz-Alomari followed Mohamed Atta through airport security heading for the World Trade Center. Khalid Al Mihdhar (who crashed a plane into the Pentagon) listed “Hotel” as destination, but no city. These were the same type visa forms as promoted by McCain-Kennedy in 2005 and McCain’s Gang of 8 in 2013. (4)
    Had those 9/11 visas been rejected, or the “overstays” deported, 9/11 would not have happened!

    But thousands of overstays are still not deported and the US still issues thousands of visas to Muslim immigrants. In 2008 Center for Immigration Studies Director, Mark Krikorian, testified to Congress, “The view that foreign visa applicants, rather than the American people, are to be served continues. The number of student visas issued to Saudis, for instance, is up more than 500 % from 9/11.” (4)

    American and Arizona voters want immigration stopped so wages can rise, middle class expand and new immigrants assimilate. A Pew poll found only 7% of Republican voters want more immigration into the United States. Another poll found 80% of GOP voters want immigration reduced by 90%. Only 4% of voters agree with McCain, Schumer, Gutierrez and the Chamber that, “Willing employers should be able to hire any willing worker no matter where they come from.” This is called an “Open Borders Credo”. (3)

    Immigrant-fueled-massacres like Paris are now possible here as we lose our country to illegal immigration.

    Our Census Bureau says 1.2 million immigrants enter the US each year with McCain immigration policies (or a city the size of LA every three years). This cultural tidal wave will continue with Dream Acts, McCain-Kennedy and McCain Gang of 8 policies.

    Even after 9/11, Paris and U.S. job losses, McCain still promotes Syrian Immigrants, so-called “Comprehensive Immigration Reform” and Illegal Immigrant “Amnesty”. Why? He should be protecting Americans, but McCain won’t “Complete the dang fence”. (2) (3)

    I’m an ex-cop, investigator, author of 3 books on betrayal, murder and politics (Amazon). Check my facts on McCain before next September and please spread the truth to others.


  5. Conservative Since Birth says:

    Sens. Rubio, Graham Vote To Continue Muslim Immigration From Countries With Jihadist Movements – Breitbart

    “Rubio’s opposition to Sen. Rand Paul’s effort to pause mass Muslim migration is consistent with Rubio’s voting record. Earlier this year, Rubio introduced an immigration expansion bill known as the I-Squared bill which would substantially expand immigration. That bill is backed by Mark Zuckerberg’s immigration lobbying group, as well as the lobbying firm chaired by Rupert Murdoch, former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, and Disney’s Bob Iger. It has also been endorsed by Oracle, whose billionaire co-founder Larry Ellison is helping to fund Rubio’s campaign.”

    Rubio and Graham are part of the Gang of Eight – all for mass, unbridled immigration. Rupert Murdoch’s all for it too, along with other wealthy people who don’t have to deal with its negative effects on the country.

  6. Saguaro Sam says:

    Be advised:
    On Thursday, Dec 3, 2015, the U.S. Attorney General attended a Muslim conference and announced that “we will stand with you”.

    No, the Obama administration will Not stand with you who are reading this.

    The Obama administration has once again demonstrated that they are standing with the Muslims.

    And Loretta Lynch wants you to know that Obama’s DOJ is going to aggressively investigate Anti-Muslim rhetoric.

    Today, Friday, Dec 4, 2015, three US Congressman were scheduled to visit a mosque in Washington, D.C. that is known radical teaching.
    They are going there to show solidarity——-with the Muslims.
    (this was reported on yesterday)

    Meanwhile, at the White House:
    Official photos published yesterday show that the traditional Christmas gingerbread version of the WH has this year been replaced by a miniature WH made with dark chocolate.

    not kidding on any of this.
    (wish I was)


    • Patriot Dad says:


      Thank you for providing this appalling but powerful information.

      It has long been my contention that the liberal teacher’s unions (notably the National Education Association, and American Federation of Teachers) have been hard at work for years implementing their leftist agenda. In many cases, they spend more time with America’s school aged children than their own parents do and they utilize that time to indoctrinate our children with liberal thought and actually under-educate them by filling them with revisionist history that negatively portrays our country, including our capitalistic economic system and our exceptionalism. Few parents have any idea what is going on inside the classroom. They look at the report cards that are based on lightweight standards and think all is well.

      All is definitely not well. Younger voters were the ones who voted in droves to put Obama in the White House, after being taught that blacks have been held back and this would be an historic election. They cheered when Obama promised he would “fundamentally change” America, rather than questioning what that “change” would entail. The left promises free education, free health care and everything from breakfast and lunch for school children whether or not they can pay for the nourishment. Regardless of the conservative bent of their parents, our kids are being brainwashed away from home that someone else…..the evil one percenters…..will pay for their every desire. And if they don’t, the damn well should.

      Check out the donations page here on

      Then watch this ad exposing the NEA and its ties to the Democrat Party, paying particular attention to the segment that includes NEA legal counsel (now retired) Robert Chanin, talking about the power the unions have and why:

      That’s the whole story in a alarming nutshell.

  7. Braveheart says:

    These K-1 visas are nothing short of a recipe for disaster, as we have witnessed all to well in the case of Tashfeen Malik. Their neighbors were suspicious of the couple but told law enforcement they were reluctant to report them for fear of being called “racist.”

    First of all, Muslims are not a race. And suspicions of something not being right, probably means something isn’t right. We are so afraid of not being politically correct that we become mute and people die.

  8. Doc says:

    Off topic, but …well, maybe not-so-much, THIS from moonbattery:

    …food for thought…