It has come out that the Christmas Day Bomber, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, had his application for a visitor's visa in 2004 originally denied by a Department of State Consular Officer, but the officer was over-ruled by his supervisor, and Adulmutallab was issued a visa, a visa which he used to attend a terrorist support group meeting in Houston.
This comes as no surprise, since that is usually how terrorists and illegal aliens enter the country. They are in many cases denied benefits, such as visas, or denied entry at a Port-of-Entry by a Customs and Border Protection Officer, or denied a benefit by an Immigration Services Officer at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. However, it is just as usual for a supervisor at all of those organizations to overturn a decision and give a benefit to the illegal alien, whether it is a visa, entry to the U.S. or adjustment in the U.S.
USCIS, DOS, and CBP have one mission only, to give benefits to aliens. CBP is not concerned with stopping terrorists, illegal aliens or nuclear weapons entering the United States, but with wait times at the border. USCIS is only concerned about taxpayers footing the bill for aliens, not terrorism. And, of course, the Department of State gave us the 9/11 killers as well as the Christmas Day Bomber. Obviously it will be no solution to give the visa issuing authority to DHS as they are part of the problem.
So you think your government cares whether you live or die? Think again. But at least everyone will have healthcare coverage for when the next attack comes.