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MICHAEL CHERTOFF: THE CASE FOR SUSPENDING U.S. VISAS IN EBOLA-AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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Sunday, October 26, 2014

As alarm mounts over the spread of Ebola, many are concerned that screening travelers who arrive in the United States from West Africa is not sufficiently protective because it will not identify those who carry the virus but are not yet symptomatic.

RUBIO TO INTRODUCE EBOLA TRAVEL BAN LEGISLATION

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) plans to introduce legislation banning travel between the U.S. and three West African countries hardest hit by the deadly Ebola virus, his office announced Monday.

“While Ebola’s deadly reach has proven to be a complex and unique international challenge, the many uncertainties surrounding this virus continue to threaten U.S. national security,” Rubio said in a statement.

WHAT WOULD AN EBOLA TRAVEL BAN ACTUALLY LOOK LIKE?

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Friday, October 17, 2014

As of Thursday evening, 11 senators and 59 members of the House had spoken out in favor of a travel ban on flights to and from Ebola-stricken West African nations. But not much attention has been paid to what such a ban would look like, or if it could even reasonably work.

How would a travel ban be implemented?

Practically, the framework already exists for a travel ban, says American University

VOUCHING FOR THE VISA WAIVER PROGRAM

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Monday, October 13, 2014

“We are in a dangerous place in the world, perhaps more dangerous than in the past 10 years.”

That’s what former Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff had to say when he visited the Heritage Foundation recently. With reports of terrorist groups such as the Islamic State, often referred to as ISIS, all over the news, it’s not hard to see why.

As Mr.

VISA WAIVER PROGRAM AND NATIONAL SECURITY

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Monday, October 6, 2014

Former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff talked about the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) which allows citizens of certain countries to travel to the U.S. for up to 90 days without a visa. He spoke in favor of maintaining the program despite security concerns surrounding it and responded to questions before leaving.

HERITAGE FOUNDATION DEFENDS VISA WAIVER PROGRAM

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Monday, October 6, 2014

The conservative Heritage Foundation is concerned that, in the face of the threat of jihadist passport holders who are able to come to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program, some members of Congress might try to curtail the program.

A Heritage event Monday made the argument that scrutiny of prospective visitors from the 38 visa waiver countries is often tighter than in the traditional

JIHADISTS WITH EUROPEAN PASSPORTS SPUR CLOSER LOOK AT VISA WAIVER PROGRAM

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

President Barack Obama will lead a UN Security Council meeting Wednesday to discuss what UN member nations can do to track and deter the growing number of foreign fighters in Syria and Iraq.

Some of those fighters carry European passports and therefore, under the visa waiver program (VWP), could board a commercial flight from Paris, for example, and enter the United States without the interview

BOXER, BLUNT PRAISE UNANIMOUS SENATE PASSAGE OF U.S.-ISRAEL STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP ACT

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Friday, September 19, 2014

United States-Israel Strategic Partnership Act of 2014, bipartisan legislation that would help strengthen economic and security cooperation between the two countries. The Boxer-Blunt bill was co-sponsored by a total of 81 Senators. 

The legislation reaffirms the United States’ unwavering commitment to Israel’s security and the strong, historic U.S.-Israel relationship.

THE VISA WAIVER PROGRAM: ENHANCING SECURITY, PROMOTING PROSPERITY

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) is a valuable tool supporting U.S. tourism and trade, public diplomacy, and national security. The VWP allows residents of member countries to visit the U.S. without a visa for up to 90 days in exchange for security-cooperation and information-sharing arrangements and reciprocal travel privileges for U.S. residents. The VWP is extended only to U.S.

DALLAS / FORT WORTH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT: THE ONLY U.S. AIRPORT OFFERING ALL EXPEDITED CUSTOMS CLEARANCE PROGRAMS FOR INTERNATIONAL TRAVELERS

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) has emerged as the only airport in the United States (U.S.) that offers all expedited Customs clearance programs for international travelers, making it the easiest and most efficient airport to clear U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

The clearance programs implemented at DFW include:

CBP’s Global Entry Trusted Traveler Program: Gives

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