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Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen Announces Targeted Security Enhancements To The Visa Waiver Program

Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen announced that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in consultation with the Department of State and other federal agencies, is taking action to further strengthen the already robust national security and immigration enforcement elements of the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). These enhancements include requiring VWP countries to use counterterrorism information to better screen travelers, assessing VWP countries to ensure they implement safeguards against the aviation sector, and requiring certain VWP countries to initiate public information campaigns to reduce overstays.

DHS Releases Fiscal Year 2016 Entry/Exit Overstay Report

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released today the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Entry/Exit Overstay Report. The report provides data on departures and overstays, by country, for foreign visitors to the United States who entered as nonimmigrant visitors through an air or sea Port of Entry (POE) and were expected to depart in FY16.

 

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 I&A, USCIS, TSA, ICE, and CBP for a House Committee on Homeland Security hearing titled “Shutting Down Terrorist Pathways into America”

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) Under Secretary Francis Taylor, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director León Rodriguez, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Deputy Administrator Huban Gowadia, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Deputy Director Daniel Ragsdale, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Deputy Commissioner Kevin McAleenan address DHS’ efforts to prevent foreign terrorist groups from traveling to the United States to launch attacks.

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.

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