Visa waiver program

GAO: More Than a Third of Visa Waiver Countries Failing to Share Terrorists’ Info With U.S.

The Visa Waiver Program allows foreign nationals from 38, largely European, countries to travel to the U.S. without a visa for tourist and businesses stays up to 90 days. The program requires participating countries to enter into information sharing agreements to report travel threats. The GAO reports, however, that many VPW countries are not living up to their ends of the bargain.

Penelope Smith, of the US-VISIT Program, demonstrates the process of inkless fingerprints scanning during a news conference on the program October 28, 2003 in Washington, DC. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security unveiled the US-VISIT Program, which will capture more complete arrival and departure data, such as fingerprints and mug …

GOP Rep. Says Obama Visa Waiver Changes ‘Clearly Outside the Rule of Law’

Rep. Dennis Ross (R-FL) has filed a resolution to censure and condemn President Obama over his administration’s move to exempt certain travelers to the U.S. who have recently been to Iran or other terrorist hotspots from the new, congressionally mandated, enhanced Visa Waiver Program security measures.

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DHS Plans to Increase Scrutiny of Social Media Posts by Visa Applicants

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is planning to increase scrutiny of social-media posts by visa applicants before certain individuals are permitted to enter the United States, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) has learned from a person familiar with the plan.

A pupil uses a laptop computer during a english lesson at the Ridings Federation Winterbourne International Academy in Winterbourne near Bristol on February 26, 2015 in South Gloucestershire, England.

Rand Paul: Marco Rubio Is The Weakest Candidate On National Defense

Sen. Rand Paul calls his presidential competitor Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) “the weakest” of the Republican presidential candidates when it comes to national defense. “Rubio has never been very good with border security, he’s pretty much has been an open

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) speaks during a 'Students For Rand Rally' at George Washington University November 19, 2015 in Washington, DC. Sen. Paul continued to campaign for the Republican nomination for U.S. president. (Photo by )