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Feb 14

Moving Forward on Visa Waiver Reform

Location: The Heritage Foundation's Allison Auditorium

Last year, Congress passed legislation to expand the Visa Waiver Program, which provides visitors of participating countries up to 90 days of visa-free travel for tourism or business.  The reform included provisions that increase security guarantees and immigration accountability, such as implementing an exit system to ensure that visitors do not overstay.  Once the federal government completes the implementation of these provisions, new countries may be added to the program, including South Korea, the Czech Republic and Poland.  Join us as our panelists provide us with an update on the progress toward Visa Waiver reform implementation.

More About the Speakers

The Honorable Richard Barth
Assistant Secretary,
Office of Policy Development,
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Sally McNamara
Senior Policy Analyst in European Affairs,
Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom,
The Heritage Foundation

Jennifer Hemingway
Republican Staff Director,
Ranking Member George Voinovich,
Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs
Subcommittee on Oversight

Jesper Pedersen
Foreign Policy Advisor,
Chairman Robert Wexler,
House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe

Hosted By

James Dean James Dean

Manager, International and Diplomatic Programs Read More