Obama isn't the problem as this article suggests. The entire US political class is the cause of global terrorism and has been for decades. The GOP E wanted a democrat president. Obama ran virtually unopposed in 2008 and 2012. If this visa program bothered the GOP it could've complained about it every day for the past 7 years.
12/6/15, "Obama Made it Easier for Islamic State Jihadis to Enter on 90-Day Fiancé Visas," Breitbart, Chriss Street
"ISIS can export jihadis to the United States-such as Tashfeen Malik,
who killed 14 in San Bernardino-by going online and arranging 90-day
fiancé visas for as little as $375.
Since 2009, President Barack Obama’s deputies have streamlined the
process so that it can all be accomplished completely online–without any
face-to-face check with a U.S. embassy official.
There were 24,486,536 tourist, business and other arrivals in the U.S. from residents of the 38 friendly nations on the U.S. Visa Waiver Program. Since Obama took office, the number of visas issued per year to non-friendly, non-waiver residents has jumped by over 50 percent to 9,932,480 last year.
The fastest-growing sector of the program is the “Fiancé Visa”
program, known as “K-1,” which jumped from 30,290 in 2013 to 41,488 in
2014. San Bernardino terrorist Tashfeen Malik was one of them.
Referred to as the “mail order brides and grooms” category, there are at least 10 online companies that arrange 90 day fiancé visas at very low cost.
The activity has become so popular that in 2014 The Learning Channel launched a TV series called 90 Day Fiancé that
tracked people each week from around the globe who were trolling on
Facebook to arrange a marriage proposal
as a backdoor into America....
The 90-day fiancé visa supposedly requires a passport, police
certificates from the country of residence, medical examination
records, evidence of financial support, and evidence of meeting and
having a relationship with an American fiancé. But the Obama
streamlined the process so that it can all be
accomplished completely online.
That change ended the requirement that an applicant must visit a U.S.
embassy where he or she would be photographed and had their
fingerprints taken in person....
Malik’s family back in Pakistan told the Los Angeles Times that Tashfeen’s father took her to Saudi Arabia to teach her about living a more extreme Muslim life at a very young age....
A family member who only speaks Urdu said
that before Tashfeen went to the U.S. on her 90-day fiancé visas....
Syed and Tashfeen were married in Islam’s holy city of Mecca in Saudi
Tashfeen was granted permanent
status and a green card last summer after a supposed FBI and Department
of Homeland Security background checks.
Once in California, Malik wore a full veiled burqa and stayed to
herself. Her husband’s co-workers never met her. That proved to be good
terrorist “tradecraft” when planning the San Bernardino Inland Regional
Center. Her attack killed 14 and injured 21 in the most deadly attack on
American soil since 9/11.
It could have been much worse. Tashfeen Malik studied pharmacy at a
university in Multan, Pakistan from 2007 to 2012, and Syed Farook had
virtually unlimited access to the U.S. food and water supply as a health
inspector. With just a little more time and planning, the lovebirds who
used a 90-day fiancé visa could have used their knowledge and
government credentials to pull off a horrendous bio-terrorism attack
that killed thousands."
Added: US Ruling Class is ultimate source of global terrorism today:
Codevilla in 2011: "Ever since the 1970s US policy had responded to acts of war and terrorism from the Muslim world by absolving the regimes for their subjects’ actions....Many influential Americans were making money in the Arab world....Our ruling class’ relationship with them" is the problem's ultimate source."
10/20/2011, "The Lost Decade," [2001-2011] Angelo M. Codevilla, Claremont Institute
"Our ruling class justified its ever-larger role" in America’s domestic life by redefining war as a never-ending struggle against unspecified enemies for abstract objectives, and by asserting expertise far above that of
ordinary Americans. (parag. 9)...It failed to ask the classic headwaters
question: what is the problem?...(subhead, 'Whatever it takes')
"Whatever it Takes"...
That would have pointed to the Middle East’s regimes, and to our ruling class’ relationship with them,
as the problem’s ultimate source. The rulers of
Saudi Arabia, and the
had run (and continue to run) educational and media systems that demonize America. Under all of them, the Muslim Brotherhood or the Wahhabi sect spread that
message in religious terms to Muslims in the West as well as at home.
That message indicts America, among other things,
for being weak.
And indeed, ever since the 1970s U.S. policy had responded to acts of war and terrorism from the Muslim world
by absolving the regimes
for their subjects’ actions....Many influential Americans were
making money in the Arab world."...