White House Strengthens Visa Waiver Program Following Paris Attacks

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The White House on Monday announced changes to a U.S. visa waiver program aimed at more tightly screening travelers from 38 nations not required to get visas before traveling to the United States.

The security “enhancements” — which come after deadly terror attacks in Paris earlier this month which left 130 dead — include the Department of Homeland Security working to gather more information from travelers about past visits to countries such as Syria and Iraq, the White House said.

The White House characterized the “enhancements” as a move that would stymie terrorists who try to use lost or stolen passports to…

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