Reps. Jason Chaffetz (R., Utah) and Ron DeSantis (R., Fla.), both members of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, wrote the letter in response to what DeSantis called the Department of Homeland Security’s “failure to address potential national security threats.”
Malik and her husband, Syed Rizwan Farook, opened fire on a holiday party in San Bernardino, California, on December 2, killing 14 people and wounding 21 others. The House committee, which is chaired by Chaffetz, is investigating Malik’s presence in the United States.
“We request that the Department of Homeland Security and any relevant component agencies produce all documents referring or relating to Tashfeen Malik,” Chaffetz and DeSantis, who chairs the Subcommittee on National Security, wrote in the letter to Johnson on Monday.
The lawmakers specified that such documents include those referring or relating to Malik’s immigration or criminal history, detainers filed, or pending immigration charges. They also include enforcement and removal operations executive summaries, immigration benefit applications received by the Department of Homeland Security or other component agencies, and notices to appear that have been drafted, issued, or served.
Finally, the lawmakers requested a “full and complete” copy of the alien file.
“The duty of DHS is to protect our homeland from those who wish to do us harm, and the agency is failing to address potential national security threats,” DeSantis said in a statement Tuesday, vowing to continue the investigation into the weakness of the country’s visa waiver program.