H.R. 158, the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015, introduced by Rep. Candice Miller (R-MI), amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide enhanced security measures for the visa waiver program (VWP).
This legislation passed the House of Representatives with a vote of 407-19 and became law as part of the year-end spending bill President Obama signed on December 18, 2015.
See Committee actions on H.R. 158, here.
McCaul, Miller on Further Travel Restrictions for Visa Waiver Program
February 18, 2016
Chairman McCaul Statement on Implementation of Iran Deal
January 17, 2016
Congressional Leaders to Administration: Don’t Abuse Visa Waiver Law
December 24, 2015
McCaul Statement in Defense of Visa Waiver Program Improvement
December 22, 2015
Letter to Secretary Johnson on Growth of ISIL in Libya
February 12, 2016
In The News:
“This is a huge issue,” Rep. Candice Miller (R., Mich.), the sponsor of legislation to allow the Homeland Security Department to suspend a country’s participation in the program if it isn’t sharing foreign travel and terrorism information with the U.S. “We have to look at our current systems and how terrorists are exploiting our freedoms” she said in an interview. (WSJ: Visa-Waiver Program Gets Scrutiny: Lawmakers and Administration Officials Worry About a Security Threat in the Wake of the Paris Attacks)
A bill introduced by Rep. Candice Miller (R-MI), to clarify the grounds for ineligibility for travel to the United States regarding terrorism risk, to expand the criteria by which a country may be ...
Subcommittee Chairman Candice Miller, R-Mich., on the hearing: “Nearly 40 countries participate in the Visa Waiver Program, which allows visa-free travel into the U.S. Although DHS continuously ...
Wall Street Journal — By Kristina Peterson Following an initial clash over how to respond to the Paris terrorist attacks, Congress and the White House are finding more common ground in efforts to ...