Senators Ted Cruz and Jeff Sessions Ask Obama Administration for Immigration Details on San Bernardino Shooters

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala) are requesting the Obama administration hand over the immigration history of the alleged attackers in Wednesday's shooting in San Bernardino, California that killed 14 people.

On Thursday, they sent a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Secretary of State John Kerry asking for the history of Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife Tashfeen Malik, who were killed during a shootout with police.

The two senators wrote, "In our struggle against terrorism, we are dealing with an enemy that has shown it is not only capable of bypassing U.S. screening, but of recruiting and radicalizing Muslim migrants after their entry to the United States. The recruitment of terrorists in the U.S. is not limited to adult migrants, but to their young children and to their U.S.-born children — which is why family immigration history is necessary to understand the nature of the threat."

Cruz and Sessions want both the immigration history of their parents, as well as any immigration documentation related to their marriage. Although law enforcement officials have not yet declared their motive, President Obama said on Thursday that it's "possible" that the shooting is related to terrorism.

Obama stated, "It is possible that this was terrorist-related, but we don't know. It's also possible that this was workplace-related."

Both Cruz and Sessions added "[The bill] would set the U.S. on an autopilot path to approve green cards, asylee, and refugee status to approximately 170,000 migrants from Muslim countries during the next year. The security task involved is immense, and Congress must have the requested information if lawmakers are to act as responsible stewards of American immigration policy."

In addition, the two senators asked for immigration information on 72 individuals, who they believe are connected to terrorism. They have yet to receive a response.

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