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U.S. Gave Malik Visa Despite Missing Information, Lawmaker Says

  • Judiciary Committee chair says officials missed vetting steps
  • Goodlatte issues statement after reviewing immigration file

The U.S. approved an entry visa for Tashfeen Malik, one of the couple who staged a deadly attack in California this month, even though she never provided the extra evidence requested by an immigration official, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte said on Saturday.

The official asked for documentation to validate that Malik had met her future husband, Syed Rizwan Farook, in person, Goodlatte, a Virginia Republican, said in a statement.