U.S. Tightens Visa-Waiver Program in Bid to Deter Militants

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U.S. Tightens Visa-Waiver Program in Bid to Deter Militants

"The White House announced changes Monday to the government’s visa-waiver program to try to stop those who have visited conflict zones from easily boarding American-bound commercial flights, a move intended to prevent an attack in the United States similar to the ones that struck Paris. But the new measures — which include potentially higher fines for airlines that fail to verify their passengers’ identities and increased information-sharing between countries — are limited, and White House officials acknowledged that they would need Congress to pass legislation to further tighten controls."

 

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  • Harris, Gardiner and Michael S. Schmidt. "U.S. Tightens Visa-Waiver Program in Bid to Deter Militants", The New York Times, November 30, 2015.
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