Before she received that valuable visa from our government, she was supposed to be screened for terrorist sympathies. A week after the massacre, FBI Director James Comey told Congress he still didn’t know if she was given the required personal interview or what questions she was asked.
Tafsheen left a long trail of jihadist rants on social media which were overlooked by the U.S. officials who granted her visa. We learn from the New York Times that “anti-American sentiment in Pakistan was particularly high” following the raid that killed Osama bin Laden and that “it is often difficult to distinguish Islamist sentiments and those driven by political hostility toward the United States.”
The Supreme Court has never limited Congress’ “plenary power” over immigration, even when based on race, religion or national origin. In a 1977 case, for example, the Supreme Court ruled that “the power to expel or exclude aliens [is] a fundamental sovereign attribute exercised by the government’s political departments largely immune from judicial control.”
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