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SMART BORDERS: HOW TO KEEP THE UNITED STATES OPEN AND SAFE

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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

After the mid-November terrorist attacks in Paris and the December mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, there has been growing momentum to clamp down on travel and immigration to the United States, in the hope that tougher measures might prevent any further violence.

NO, SUSPENDING THE VISA WAIVER PROGRAM WILL NOT INCREASE NATIONAL SECURITY

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

The Visa Waiver Program, or VWP, has recently been questioned in its ability weed-out terrorists attempting to travel to the U.S. This program requires member countries to meet certain security measures, including an increase in airport security, an increased sharing of intelligence on known suspected terrorists, and an exchange of biometric, biographic, and criminal data with the U.S.

TRAVEL INDUSTRY PUSHES BACK AGAINST CALLS TO RESTRICT VISA WAIVERS

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

The U.S. travel industry is pushing back against the growing possibility that Congress could seek to restrict a program that allows millions of travelers to enter the United States with a waiver, saying it could impede business and tourist travel.

 

TRAVEL IN AN AGE OF HIGH ANXIETY

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The despicable terrorist attacks in Paris and subsequent threats against the U.S. homeland are generating serious security concerns that require an equally serious response. As the busiest travel week of the year approaches, Americans planning to visit family and friends need to know that they can travel safely.

HELLER INTRODUCES VISA WAIVER REFORMS

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Saturday, October 3, 2015

U.S. Sen. Dean Heller introduced legislation last week that could be a boon to tourism. In what is being billed as a "jolt" for travel-related jobs, the Nevada Republican wants to streamline the visa application system for foreign tourists seeking to visit Nevada and other tourist destinations.

SENATE BILL FILED TO EXPAND VISA WAIVER PROGRAM

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Thursday, January 7, 2016

Lawmakers in the Senate are moving to expand a visa program that allows for easy entry into the U.S. while also strengthening security.

INCLUDE POLAND IN THE VISA WAIVER PROGRAM

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Friday, September 25, 2015

Including Poland in the Visa Waiver Program will improve the security relationship between the U.S. and Poland while strengthening the economies of both countries.

LEFT OUT OF VISA WAIVER PROGRAM, POLISH VISITORS ASK: 'WHY NOT US?'

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Saturday, September 5, 2015

Poland is a staunch U.S. ally, but it's not included in the Visa Waiver Program. Some argue this presents an expensive hurdle that keeps many from traveling to America.

CHERTOFF: WE CAN TIGHTEN AIR SECURITY WITHOUT CHOKING OFF TRAVEL

Publish Date: 
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Updates to the Visa Waiver Program will fight terrorism and make the skies safer.

VISA WAIVER EXPANSION AIMS TO BOOST TRAVEL TO U.S.

Publish Date: 
Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Legislation to expand the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) is an incredibly important and commonsense solution to grow and promote travel to Hawaii, as well as the rest of the United States. Cutting red tape in the visa process, while ensuring the security of the U.S. homeland, is essential to making sure the country is well-positioned to take advantage of new markets.

 

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