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The investigation of the mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, was just hours old when lawmakers, law enforcement and the public started asking the same question: How did U.S. authorities miss the signs that a Pakistani woman asking for a visa because she was engaged to an American had been […]

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said on Wednesday that his department has been consulting social media in reviews of immigration applications since early this year, hitting back at criticism that U.S. authorities are not doing enough to weed out potential security threats. The Department of Homeland […]

WASHINGTON — Republicans and Democrats in Congress pushed the Obama administration on Tuesday to immediately require background checks of social media for all foreigners seeking U.S. visas — a move they say might have helped foil the San Bernardino attack. Tashfeen Malik, a Pakistani woman who the FBI says carried […]

By Julian Hattem Department of Homeland Security officials are insisting that they do sometimes look at the social media accounts of immigrants and travelers headed to the United States after several reports have suggested otherwise. Yet the searches are only occasional, officials acknowledged, and social media is not routinely included […]