Follow @HouseForeign Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, on Fox News Channel with Bill Hemmer discusses efforts to prevent terrorists from traveling to the United States by improving the Visa Waiver Program. 12/8/15
The Visa Waiver Program that allows visitors from 38 countries to enter the United States without a visa is under scrutiny. The US government is moving to tighten the program and impose new restrictions. The tourism and hospitality industries are closely watching how the changes will play out and affect their business. Final approval of the restrictions is expected in a matter of days. Subscribe to us on Youtube: Download for IOS: Download for Android: Follow us on: Facebook: Twitter: Google+: Tumblr: Weibo:
The “Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015,” H.R. 158, passed the House by a vote of 407-19. H.R. 158 would require dual nationals and individuals who have traveled to certain nations or state sponsors of terror – including Syria, Iran, and Iraq – since March 1, 2011, to obtain a visa before traveling to the U.S. rather than entering through the VWP. The Secretary of Homeland Security would be able to designate additional countries of concern should threats arise and suspend a country from VWP if information-sharing requirements are not sufficiently met. The bill would [More]
Republican Strategist Ashley Pratte and Democratic Strategist Jessica Tarlov on the visa waiver program and how tech companies can help fight terrorism. Watch Deirdre Bolton on Risk And Reward.
Diplomats from the 28-member European Union have warned that they could respond in kind if Washington approves plans to end visa-free entry for some EU nationals. The EU ambassador to the US, David O’Sullivan said such indiscriminate action against more than 13 million European citizens who travel to the US each year would be counterproductive. He said the move could trigger legally mandated reciprocal measures, and would do nothing to increase security. Last week, the US House of Representatives voted in support of the Visa Waiver Program Improvement Act of 2015 under the pretext of preventing likely terror attacks. The [More]
In a heated back and forth at the House Hearing on the U.S. Visa Waiver Program Thursday, Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., challenged Department of Homeland Security Deputy Assistant Secretary Kelli Ann Burriesci on his various issues with the visa waiver program. Website: Follow us: Like us: Google+: Tumblr:
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Rep. Gowdy questions the Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Policy, of the Department of Homeland Security during the Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s hearing on terrorism and the visa waiver program.