Published Date:  

2007-02-15 05:00

Public Description:  

S. 653, Secure Travel and Counterterrorism Partnership Act, would grant DHS the authority to waive the Visa Waiver Program's (VWP) low nonimmigrant visa refusal rate requirements with respect to a country's participation in the VWP (i.e., have a low nonimmigrant visa refusal rate for two years) if the country has acceptable travel security measures and assists the U.S. in the War on Terror. It would require DHS to develop a system that collects basic biographical information and flight information of aliens traveling to the U.S.

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose
Sponsored by:  Sen. George Voinovich [R-OH, 1999-2010] in the 110th congress

Bill Number:  

S. 653

Chamber:  

Senate