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GAO on the Visa Waiver Program

VISA WAIVER PROGRAM - Additional Actions Needed to Address Risks and Strengthen Overstay Enforcement - Wednesday, December 7, 2011 .

GAO on Visa Waiver Program: Additional Actions Needed to Mitigate Risks and Strengthen Overstay Enforcement

"GAO made recommendations in prior reports for DHS to, among other things, strengthen plans to address certain risks of the Visa Waiver Program and for overstay enforcement efforts. DHS generally concurred with these recommendations and has actions planned or underway to address them."...

Excerpts from the Nov. 1, 2012, Bender's Immigration Bulletin

New Filing Option for Canadian TNs USCIS began accepting Forms I-129 filed by Canadian citizens who are outside the United States and seek classification as TN nonimmigrants on October 1, 2012. USCIS had accepted the form filing only in connection with a request to extend a TN nonimmigrant's stay...

News Excerpts From the March 15, 2014, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin

DHS Designates Chile for Visa Waiver Program On February 28, 2014, the Department of Homeland Security announced the entry of Chile into the Visa Waiver Program. Beginning May 1, 2014, Chilean nationals will be able to visit the United States for up to ninety days without obtaining nonimmigrant visas...

DHS: Enhancements to Visa Waiver Program

"Effective today, those seeking to travel to the United States from countries in our Visa Waiver Program (VWP) will be required to provide additional data fields of information in the travel application submitted via the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA). The new information sought...

DOS, DHS Announce Implementation of Changes to Visa Waiver Program

Joint DOS / DHS press release, Jan. 21, 2016 - "The United States today began implementing changes under the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015 (the Act). U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) welcomes more than a million passengers arriving to the United...

DHS Announces Further Travel Restrictions for the Visa Waiver Program

DHS, Feb. 18, 2016 - "The Department of Homeland Security today announced that it is continuing its implementation of the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015 with the addition of Libya, Somalia, and Yemen as three countries of concern, limiting Visa Waiver...