Skip to comments.State Department Could Be Hindering Program to Prevent Terrorists from Getting U.S. Visas
Posted on 05/11/2010 9:31:53 AM PDT by Nachum
(CNSNews.com) The Department of State (DOS) may be hindering the placement of Visa Security Programs at U.S. consulates the government deems to be at high risk for providing U.S. visas to terrorists, according to government reports.
The Visa Security Program (VSP), established by the Homeland Security Act of 2002, puts Department of Homeland Security officials in the field at U.S. consulates to vet the backgrounds of people applying for U.S. visas. This is important at high-risk consulates because the DHS uses a broader range of databases than the State Department to review the backgrounds of visa applicants, and many policymakers believe DHS officials tend to be more security-minded than State Department consular officers when reviewing visa applications.
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Could be? Hillary directly intervened in at least 3 cases that we know of
2002? Definitely Bush`s fault!
I hope diversity is not a casualty because of the terrorist-
Arabists in the State Department have always been a problem. Plus the embassy personnel tend to "go native", no matter the location. They begin to see themselves as representing the country and it's people to the US rather than representing the US and our people.
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