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Written testimony of PLCY, CBP, and ICE for a House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security hearing titled “Visa Overstays: A Gap in the Nation's Border Security”

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Policy (PLCY) Acting Assistant Secretary for Border, Immigration and Trade Michael Dougherty, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner John Wagner, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations National Security Investigations Division Assistant Director Clark Settles address the progress the DHS is making to incorporate biometrics into DHS’ comprehensive entry/exit system and to identify, report, and address overstays in support of DHS’ border security and immigration enforcement missions.

Written testimony of CBP, ICE, PLCY for a House Committee on Homeland Security, Task Force on Denying Terrorist Entry into the United States hearing titled “Preventing Terrorists from Acquiring U.S. Visas”

DHS Office of Policy Acting Assistant Secretary for Border, Immigration and Trade Michael Dougherty, CBP Office of Field Operations Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner John Wagner, and ICE Homeland Security Investigations Assistant Director for National Security Investigations Division Clark Settles address the efforts of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to prevent terrorists and other criminal actors from entering the United States, either by acquiring U.S. visas or traveling through the Visa Waiver Program

Written testimony of PLCY, TSA, and CBP for a House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Transportation Security hearing titled “Flying Blind: What are the security risks of resuming U.S. Commercial Air Service to Cuba?”

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Policy (PLCY) Assistant Secretary for Border, Immigration, and Trade Policy Seth Stodder, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Office of Global Strategies Assistant Administrator Paul Fujimura, TSA Representative Larry Mizell, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) CBP Office of Field Operations Executive Assistant Commissioner John Wagner address DHS’ role in aviation security as it pertains to commercial air service between the United States and Cuba.

Written testimony of CBP Deputy Commissioner for a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security hearing titled “FY 2017 Budget Request for U.S. Customs and Border Protection & U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement”

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Deputy Commissioner Kevin McAleenan addresses how CBP is using the resources provided by Congress efficiently and effectively, and demonstrates how the President’s Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Request supports CBP’s continued commitment to keeping terrorists and their weapons out of the United States, securing the border, and facilitating lawful international trade and travel.

DHS Announces Further Travel Restrictions for the Visa Waiver Program

The Department of Homeland Security today announced that it is continuing its implementation of the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015 with the addition of Libya, Somalia, and Yemen as three countries of concern, limiting Visa Waiver Program travel for certain individuals who have traveled to these countries. 

Written testimony of CBP Commissioner for a House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on National Security, and Subcommittee on Government Operations hearing titled “The President’s Waiver of Restrictions on the Visa Waiver Program”

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske addresses the Visa Waiver Program and the implementation of the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015 enacted as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016.

United States Begins Implementation of Changes to the Visa Waiver Program

The United States today began implementing changes under the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015 (the Act). U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) welcomes more than a million passengers arriving to the United States every day and is committed to facilitating legitimate travel while maintaining the highest standards of security and border protection.

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