Mika Brzezinski, Joe Scarborough’s co-host on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” challenged a panel to find a better solution to the visa program Thursday, other than the one offered by Donald Trump, and the ideas were pretty tepid.
She ran down the facts that have surfaced about Syed Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, since they murdered 14 people last week in San Bernardino
“Officials said yesterday that they did not know that Malik was committed to jihad when she applied for a fiancee visa and came to the United States,” she said, before concluding, “that’s a little bit problematic when we are looking at our visa process.”
After a discussion of how the process failed, Brzezinski said that last week’s slaughter is bound to happen again without some change. Then she threw down the gauntlet.
“Someone tell me something better than what Donald Trump is saying.” she said. “And there has to be something better because everybody has been sitting here for days just lambasting him, including me, because I don’t agree with it. But somebody needs a better idea.”
Bloomberg’s Mark Halperin suggested throwing more money at the problem.
“We have to invest in a system that will keep out people that plan to do harm to the United States,” he said, adding that it was his opinion the the system was underfunded.
Scarborough said we should concentrate our efforts on migrants from war-torn countries like Syria, which would require a second step in the immigration process.
“If you’re here on a visa, and you’re from an area that we’re concerned about, we’re going to have to amp up surveillance.” he said.
Halperin noted that there are plenty of radicalized Muslims in nonm-war-torn areas — such as France.
Watch the clip, via MSNBC.
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