Wednesday 20 March 2019

Obama asks for review of fiance visa programme

WASHINGTON, December 7, 2015

President Barack Obama has asked the US Department of Homeland Security and the State Department to review the K-1 fiance visa programme that was used by a couple responsible for a mass shooting in California last week, a White House official said on Sunday.

In a televised address, Obama said he had ordered a review of the "visa waiver programme" used by Tashfeen Malik to enter the United States. But a White House official confirmed Obama misspoke, meaning to say "visa programme."

The US government separately is making a series of changes to its visa waiver programme to screen travelers more closely from 38 countries who can enter the United States without visas.

The K-1 visa programme permits foreign citizens to travel to the United States to marry American citizens. – Reuters

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