Enhancing U.S. - Korea Relations: The U.S. Visa Waiver Program
Recorded on June 27, 2006
Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium
Most Americans would be surprised to learn that one of the most
troublesome issues for South Korean citizens with the United States
is not the Free Trade Agreement, growing tensions over the
alliance, or even North Korea's nuclear program, but the fact that
South Korea is not included in the U.S. Visa Waiver Program (VWP).
The VWP allows nationals from member countries to enter the United
States as temporary visitors without first obtaining visas at a
U.S. Embassy or Consulate. Unfortunately, Korea's inclusion in the
VWP faces several technical and political challenges, including
wider concerns in America about protecting national security and
securing its borders. Join us for an informative presentation of
the related issues and prospects for Korea's inclusion in the U.S.
Visa Waiver Program.
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