Post Paris: U.S. House Proposes Changes to Visa Waiver Program

In response to the recent attacks in Paris by ISIS operatives, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to tighten the visa waiver program that allows travel to the United States by citizens from 38 nations. Passed by an overwhelming margin of 407 to 19, with support from the White House, the change would require visas of anyone who has traveled to Iraq or Syria in the previous five years. The bill goes on to stipulate that countries apprise the U.S. of any intelligence on extremists, or jeopardize their status in the visa waiver program.

As yet, it has not been determined if or when the Senate might consider the bill. Updates will be posted on MurthyDotCom, as more information is made available.


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