The US House of Representatives adopted the bill to reform the visa program that calls for increased scrutiny of favored travelers who have visited countries the US considers terrorist sanctuaries, including Iraq, Syria, Egypt, Sudan, Libya, Yemen, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Columbia and Venezuela. The sentiment among the 19 dissenting votes is that the bill is needlessly discriminatory. RT’s Lindsay France reports. Find RT America in your area: Or watch us online: Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter
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National Security Analyst Arash Aramesh discussing how recent changes to US immigration law would impact dual citizens or those with foreign passports traveling to the United States.
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The U.S. House of Representatives has overwhelmingly approved a bill that would bar people who have visited Syria, Iraq or any “country or area of concern” in the past five years from a program that allows visa-free entry to the United States. VOA’s Vincent Makori reports that before the vote, California representative Adam Shiff laid out the key elements of the legislation. Originally published at –
The House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on National Security holds a hearing on terrorism and vulnerabilities in the Visa Waiver Program, which comes in the wake of the Dec. 2 San Bernardino, Calif., mass shooting. Officials from the Department of Homeland Security, the RAND Corporation, MorphoTrak and the Center for American Progress are expected to testify. Coverage begins at 10 a.m. Website: Follow us: Like us: Google+: Tumblr:
In an overwhelmingly majority vote on Tuesday, the House of Representatives approved a measure to tighten restrictions on travel to the United States by citizens of 38 nations who are allowed to enter the country without obtaining a visa. The bill, the second major piece of security legislation approved in the chamber in response to the Nov. 13 Paris attacks, passed by 407 to 19. The measure would require visitors from the visa waiver countries, which include much of western Europe, to obtain a visa to travel to the United States if they had been to Syria, Iraq, Iran or [More]
The leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives has unveiled bipartisan legislation to overhaul the country’s visa waiver program for millions of foreign visitors. Both Republicans and Democrats have signed the bill restricting visa-free travels promising a vote next week. The bill requires U.S. visitors from the 38 countries benefiting from Washington’s visa-waiver program, including South Korea, the United Kingdom, France and Spain, to undergo stricter immigration procedures and to receive visas if the visitors to the U.S. have recently been in Iran, Iraq, Syria or Sudan. If materialized, the new rules would also require participating countries to share counterterrorism [More]
Bipartisan Effort to Rethink US Visa-Waiver Program After Paris Attacks
The United States is going to make it harder for visitors to enter the country under its Visa Waiver Program in a bid to shore up security. As it stands,… the program allows certain nationalities,… including Korean nationals,… to enter the country for tourism or business for up to 90 days without obtaining a visa. But on Monday, the White House announced plans to have the Department of Homeland Security and the State Department reexamine the program and report to President Obama within the next two months. The move comes in response to the recent terror attacks in Paris which [More]