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Earnest: Changes to fiance visa program possible after shooting

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The Obama administration will likely propose changing the so-called fiance visa program after investigators determine exactly how one of these visas was given to the wife who later joined her husband in a shooting in California last week, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said on Thursday.

"[S]omeone entered the United States through a K-1 visa program and proceeded to carry out an act of terrorism on American soil," Earnest said. "That program is, at a minimum, worth a very close look."

The State and Homeland Security departments are scrutinizing the program to see if flaws in it allowed a woman who clearly was a terrorist threat and engaged to an American enter the country, Earnest said.

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