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Author: Jess T. Ford
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: program, mitigate, assess, risks, congressional, testimony, process, management, actions, waiver, needed, improve, visa, expansion
Number of Pages: 26
Published: 2009-03-01
ISBN-10: 1437910491
ISBN-13: 9781437910490

The Visa Waiver Program, which enables citizens of participating countries to travel to the U.S. without first obtaining a visa, has many benefits, but also has risks. In 2006, it was found that the Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS) needed to improve efforts to assess and mitigate these risks. In Aug. 2007, Congress passed the 9/11 Act, which provides DHS the authority to consider expanding the program to countries whose short-term business and tourism visa refusal rates were between 3% and 10% in the prior fiscal year. This testimony discusses a recent report on the Visa Waiver Program. Specif
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Author: Jess T. Ford
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: program, process, assess, mitigate, expansion, risks, improve, waiver, actions, needed, visa, management
Number of Pages: 58
Published: 2009-03-01
ISBN-10: 1437910130
ISBN-13: 9781437910131

The Visa Waiver Program, which enables citizens of participating countries to travel to the U.S. without first obtaining a visa, has many benefits, but it also has risks. In 2006, it was found that the Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS) needed to improve efforts to assess and mitigate these risks. In Aug. 2007, Congress passed the 9/11 Act, which provides DHS with the authority to consider expanding the program to countries whose short-term business and tourism visa refusal rates were between 3% and 10% in the prior fiscal year. This report examined DHSżs process for expanding the Visa Waiver P
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Author: Cheryl Goodman
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: waiver, program, visa, eliminating, security, implications, border
Number of Pages: 54
Published: 2003-01
ISBN-10: 0756729947
ISBN-13: 9780756729943

Since 9/11, some have voiced concern that terrorists or other criminals may exploit one of the U.S. visa programs -- the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) -- to enter the U.S. The program enables citizens of 28 participating countries to travel to the U.S. for tourism or business for 90 days or less without first obtaining a visa. This report reviews the VWP, including the process for assessing countries' eligibility to participate in the program. Determines the implications -- specifically those affecting national security, foreign relations, tourism, & State Dept. resources -- of eliminating the pro
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Author: Alison Siskin
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: program, waiver, visa
Number of Pages: 24
Published:
ISBN-10: 1437943055
ISBN-13: 9781437943054
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Author: Jim Fitzpatrick and Associates
Publisher: Combat Poverty Agency
Keywords: local, authorities, guidelines, system, waiver, implementing
Number of Pages: 66
Published: 2005
ISBN-10: 0954227719
ISBN-13: 9780954227715
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Author: Jess T. Ford
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: caused, shortfalls, changes, visa, program, waiver, facilities, staffing, sate, security, department, plan, significant, potentially, border
Number of Pages: 58
Published: 2009-02-01
ISBN-10: 1437907032
ISBN-13: 9781437907032

Under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP), citizens from 27 countries can travel to the U.S. visa free. Terrorism concerns involving VWP country citizens have led some to suggest eliminating or suspending the program, while the executive branch is considering adding countries to it. Legislation passed in 2007 led the Dept. of Homeland Security to develop its Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA), to screen VWP country citizens before they travel to the U.S.; if found ineligible, travelers will need to apply for a visa. This report reviewed how: (1) program elimination and suspension; (2)
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Author: Unknown
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: waiver, projects, raise, concerns, demonstration, approvals, schip, recent, hhs, medicaid
Number of Pages: 71
Published:
ISBN-10: 1428945245
ISBN-13: 9781428945241
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