Published Date:  

2007-03-06 05:00

Public Description:  

The bill would suspend the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) (which now allows citizens of 27 countries to travel to the United States for up to 90 days without a visa, and, because there is little scrutiny of VWP “travelers,” has provided easy entry for terrorists and created a black market for stolen or forged passports from such countries) until DHS certifies to Congress that: (1) the US-VISIT entry-exit system is fully implemented; (2) all U.S. ports of entry are equipped with functional biometric machine readers; and (3) all nonimmigrants are processed through US-VISIT.

To suspend the visa waiver program until certain entry-exit control requirements are met, and for other purposes.

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support
Sponsored by:  Rep. Phil Gingrey [R-GA11] in the 110th congress

Bill Number:  

H.R. 1342

Chamber:  

House