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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

REPORT ON USA TOURISM: OBAMA’S NATIONAL TRAVEL AND TOURISM STRATEGY (NTTS)

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Tourism is a key driver of economic wealth for some destinations and without tourism some destinations would suffer badly to survive, therefore, it is normally well planned out and where strategies are devised around it.

REPORT ON USA TOURISM: OBAMA’S NATIONAL TRAVEL AND TOURISM STRATEGY (NTTS)

Publish Date: 
Friday, September 12, 2014

Tourism is a key driver of economic wealth for some destinations and without tourism some destinations would suffer badly to survive, therefore, it is normally well planned out and where strategies are devised around it.

VISA WAIVER PROGRAM IS NO THREAT TO NATIONAL SECURITY

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Monday, September 8, 2014

Recent reports of foreign fighters from Europe and the U.S. in Syria and Iraq have caused speculation regarding the security of the U.S.’s Visa Waiver Program (VWP). While there have been concerns regarding the security measures of supplementary VWP requirements and lack of information sharing, these worries are outdated. The program as a whole has actually increased U.S.

FEARS MOUNT OF ISIS INFILTRATING AMERICA

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

The rise of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is spurring calls for major changes to a visa program that allows for easy entry into the United States for people with Western passports.

Some lawmakers say the program, which allows citizens from 38 countries to visit the U.S. for up to 90 days without a visa, has created a major security weakness for groups such as ISIS to exploit.

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EXPLORING THE UNITED STATES

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

As the number of Chinese business and leisure tourists visiting the United States continues to grow at a rapid pace, opportunities for mutually beneficial partnerships between Chinese and US companies are also on the rise, writes Emily Eastman

The United States leads the world in terms of revenues from international tourism, and is the second-most-visited country in the world after France,

DOS AND CBP ANNOUNCE FIX FOR CERTAIN VISA APPLICANTS WHO ARE EXPERIENCING CONSULAR DELAYS DUE TO RECENT TECHNICAL CHALLENGES

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Friday, August 8, 2014

For the past two weeks the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs has been experiencing technical problems with its passport and visa system. These problems have resulted in worldwide delays in passport, citizenship, and visa document issuance.

In an effort to address these delays the Department of State (DOS) and U.S.

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