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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

US Visa Waiver Program Tightened

PARIS — 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.

Congressional Republican leaders announced Monday that they would pursue more potent legislation to toughen the waiver program.

Read more at the NY Times