Sam Johnson Introduces K-1 Visa Program Suspension Act

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Washington, December 16, 2015 | comments

Washington, DC – In response to the San Bernardino terrorist attack and increased national security concerns among the American people, today U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) introduced The K-1 Visa Program Suspension Act.

During his House Floor remarks about the legislation, Johnson stated:

“Mr. Speaker, the terrorist attack in San Bernardino – the deadliest attack on U.S. soil since September 11th – made it clear that our homeland is vulnerable to terrorism.  This terrorist couple’s attack ALSO made it clear that there are serious screening problems associated with the K-1 fiancé visa program.  That’s exactly how the wife involved in these attacks came to the United States to begin with!  


“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 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 the findings to Congress. 


“This is the right and common-sense thing to do.  We must protect our homeland.”

To watch Johnson deliver his Floor remarks on December 16, 2015, CLICK HERE.

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