The Visa Waiver Program in the U.S. that allows visitors from 38 countries to enter the United States is under scrutiny in Washington. U.S. Lawmakers are moving to tighten the program and impose new restrictions. CCTV’s Nitza Soledad Perez reports from Miami.
U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) yesterday joined MSNBC’s Hardball to discuss his bipartisan legislation with U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) to suspend visa waivers for individuals from European countries who have traveled to Syria or Iraq in the last five years. Flake also talked about the need for an Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) against ISIL.
Former Sen. George Mitchell, (D-Maine), on the San Bernardino shooting, security in the U.S. and the Syrian refugee program. Watch Maria Bartiromo on Mornings With Maria.
The White House announced new enhanced security measures for the nation’s visa waiver program, which has come under scrutiny in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks. WSJ’s Shelby Holliday reports on the changes and what other additional security screening options could be considered. Photo: Getty Images. Subscribe to the WSJ channel here: More from the Wall Street Journal: Visit Follow WSJ on Facebook: Follow WSJ on Google+: Follow WSJ on Twitter: Follow WSJ on Instagram: Follow WSJ on Pinterest:
Rep. Kevin McCarthy, (R-Calif.), on efforts to close the gaps and vulnerabilities in the U.S. visa waiver program. Watch Maria Bartiromo talk about Middle East on Mornings With Maria.
The White House announced on Monday a tightening of its Visa Waiver Program. The new measures are aimed at better screening travelers from countries allowed to enter the United States without a visa. More steps will be taken to collect information from VWP travelers on past travel to countries regarded as terrorist safe havens.
The White House announced a series of changes to the U.S. visa waiver program on Monday to add more screening for travelers from 38 countries around the world allowed to enter the United States without visas. The accelerated changes were prompted by the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris by Islamic State militants, which have heightened security concerns among Americans. The Department of Homeland Security will immediately collect more information from travelers about past visits to “countries constituting a terrorist safe haven” and also will look at pilot programs for collecting biometric information like fingerprints from visa waiver travelers, the White [More]
Rep. Candice Miller goes ‘On the Record’ on her proposed legislation to suspend participation in US visa waiver program for countries failing to traveler info related to terror threats Watch Greta Van Susteren talk about Counter Terrorism, House Representatives, Legislation, and Terror on On The Record.
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard dramatically breaks from President Obama’s policy that Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad cannot have a future in Syria.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California, discusses the national security threats posed by the United States’ visa waiver program and how a bipartisan group on Capitol Hill intends to combat them