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  • Halt on K-1 Visa Program

    by Representative Sam Johnson

    Posted on 2015-12-16

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    JOHNSON of Texas asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. SAM JOHNSON of Texas. Mr. Speaker, the terrorist attack in San Bernardino, the deadliest attack on U.S. soil since September 11, made it clear that our homeland is vulnerable to terrorists.

    The terrorist couple's attack also made it clear that there are serious screening problems associated with the K-1 fiance(e) visa program. That is exactly how the wife involved in these attacks came to the United States to begin with.

    Mr. Speaker, protecting our homeland is my most sacred duty, which is why I want the American people to know that right now, I will be introducing legislation to put a halt on the K-1 visa program until the Congress votes to resume it.

    In the meantime, my legislation would require the GAO to review the national security risks associated with this program and to submit findings to the Congress.

    This is the right and commonsense thing to do. We must protect our homeland.


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