GOP senators sound alarm on ‘adequacy’ of US visa screening protocols after Texas hostage-taker entered US

A group of Republican senators are sounding the alarm on the “adequacy” of U.S. visa screening protocols after Malik Faisal Akram, the British national who held four Jewish worshippers hostage at a Texas synagogue earlier this month, was admitted into the United States, despite his reported criminal record and past security monitoring by British domestic intelligence.