Last night, during President Obama's address from the Oval Office, the president pledged that the Visa Waiver Program would be reviewed, and that anyone who entered the country without a Visa would be subjected to intense scrutiny to ensure that they did not enter war zones. Obama cited Tashfeen Malik, a Pakistani native and one of the San Bernardino shooters, as rationale for these changes.
Small issue: Malik didn't come here on as part of the Visa Waiver Program, as neither Pakistani nor Saudi Arabian nationals are eligible for the program. Malik actually entered the country on a K1 Visa designed for fiances of American citizens. (The reality show 90 Day Fiance on TLC actually documents couples navigating the K1 Visa process en route to a marriage before the Visa expires.) The White House was forced to issue a correction of this fact.
The White House corrects Obama’s statement on Visa Waiver Program pic.twitter.com/vvsCzvnE0A— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) December 7, 2015
However, despite the White House's correction of the speech transcript, the official account tweeted out a graphic hours after the address that suggested that the Visa Waiver Program would be under review, but neglected to mention the K1 Visa.
While it's possible (and probably a good idea, to be frank) that both programs will come under review, some clarity from the White House about what is being proposed would be appreciated.