US Senator Dianne Feinstein urges for changes in the visa waiver program

December 02, 2015
California’s Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein is the leading from the front in the US Senate and urging for tightening the limitations on the overseas travelers who seek to visit the US but the tourism giants had argued that the Senator’s proposal went too far.

US Senator Dianne Feinstein urges for changes in the visa waiver program

The bill was introduced by the Senator Feinstein on Tuesday for changes in the program that permits individuals from around 38 nations, most of them from Europe and also its allies like Japan, South Korea and Australia for travelling to the US without a visa.

As per her proposal, the travelers will now require to provide their fingerprints before visiting the US. Along with Feinstein the other co sponsor of the bill is Senator from Arizona and the House Majority Leader who are also in favor of restricting the visa waivers.

Around 20 million foreigners travel to the US each year without going through the in person interviews at the embassies and consulates of the US which are needed when obtaining a visa. The Senator’s law came after the Representative House reacts to obstruct Obama’s recent plans. The Senator had called the visa waiver program as the soft underbelly of the country’s security.

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