Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Morgan Griffith's Update on Visa Waivers

From U.S. Representative Morgan Griffith (R-VA-9):

Keeping the American People Safe
Last week, the House of Representatives passed the Visa Waiver Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act (H.R. 158) by a vote of 407-19.  While I believe we should welcome legal immigrants, we must continually review our policies as threats to our national security emerge.  Accordingly, this important bill, which seeks to prevent our enemies from entering the United States through our visa-waiver program, is another step forward in strengthening our national security by improving our system, increasing our border security, and tightening up our laws for those who overstay their work, travel, or student visas.  More information on this legislation can be found in my column of December 7, 2015.