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U.S. Visa Policy: Securing Borders and Opening Doors

From: The Washington Quarterly 


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Harty, Maura. “U.S. Visa Policy: Securing Borders and Opening Doors.” The Washington Quarterly

(2005) 23-34. Print.

This Scholarly article mainly focuses on the responsibilities of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs. Maura’s first states the responsibility of protection the citizens of the United States. She states it is the department’s responsibility to decide whether or not to grant immigrants visas to enter the country. Doing this ultimately decides the fate of many immigrants hoping to contribute positively in the nation’s economy and security. Even though it main focus was the responsibilities of the Bureau of consular affairs, nevertheless it significantly adds to the argument of how the VWP strengthen National Security. 

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“Homeland Security Officials Testify On New Visa System.” CongressDaily. 2004. Point  of View Reference Center. Web. 9 Nov. 2014

 

This article from the Congress Daily reports a testament of the value of have a VWP and it new security components that are in place. The biometric system uses digital photography and fingerprint scans to determine the identity of foreigners entering the United States. The articles also use statements from different people who testify to the benefits of the VWP, proving its effectiveness and usefulness.

Chibuzo Ibemere's curator insight, November 10, 2014 3:01 AM

"American Killed Fighting With ISIS; Syrian Opposition Group feeling on Potential Airstrikes Or U.S.

Response In Syria; Obama authorizes Reconnaissance Flights In Syria; New Audio In Michael

Brownshooting Case; Visa Program Could Allow ISIS into U.S." CNN Newsroom (n.d.): Newspaper Source Plus. Web. 10 Nov. 2014.

This transcript focuses on the issue of ISIS entering the country due to our present Visa system. Juliette Kayyem, CNN’s National Security Analyst, argues that our boarders are very permeable. She states that even though ISIS poses a threat, there is no need to fully revise our current Visa system, but instead the government should be a little more attentive to those that are entering the U.S. She also states since we have a strong alliance with other nations, particularly European nations, we have a chance in accomplishing that task more rapidly. The revision of the current Visa program would be too burdensome and strenuous. This transcript is includes another aspect not discussed in the other sources, nonetheless it is still a valuable piece of information.

Chibuzo Ibemere's curator insight, November 10, 2014 3:02 AM

Bush, Jeb. McLarthy, Thomas. Alden, Edward. U.S. Immigration Policy. 2009. Council on Foreign Relations. Print

This book dives into the current immigration policy and how it affects the United States. This informative book also focuses on the issues of illegal immigration, border entry and undocumented aliens in the U.S. Most importantly this book examines foreign policies and how the U.S. is affect by the decisions the government makes with foreign nations. Not only does it examine the issues of the economy, our national security and terrorism, this book gives solutions to solve those issues and it expands on the nation’s interest.

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American Killed Fighting With ISIS; Syrian Opposition Group feeling on Potential Airstrikes Or U.S. Response In Syria; Obama authorizes Reconnaissance Flights In Syria; New Audio In Michael Brown s...

From: CNN News room 


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"American Killed Fighting With ISIS; Syrian Opposition Group feeling on Potential Airstrikes Or U.S.

Response In Syria; Obama authorizes Reconnaissance Flights In Syria; New Audio In Michael

Brownshooting Case; Visa Program Could Allow ISIS into U.S." CNN Newsroom (n.d.): Newspaper Source Plus. Web. 10 Nov. 2014.

This transcript focuses on the issue of ISIS entering the country due to our present Visa system. Juliette Kayyem, CNN’s National Security Analyst, argues that our boarders are very permeable. She states that even though ISIS poses a threat, there is no need to fully revise our current Visa system, but instead the government should be a little more attentive to those that are entering the U.S. She also states since we have a strong alliance with other nations, particularly European nations, we have a chance in accomplishing that task more rapidly. The revision of the current Visa program would be too burdensome and strenuous. This transcript is includes another aspect not discussed in the other sources, nonetheless it is still a valuable piece of information.

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“Homeland Security Officials Testify On New Visa System.” CongressDaily. 2004. Point  of View Reference Center. Web. 9 Nov. 2014

 

This article from the Congress Daily reports a testament of the value of have a VWP and it new security components that are in place. The biometric system uses digital photography and fingerprint scans to determine the identity of foreigners entering the United States. The articles also use statements from different people who testify to the benefits of the VWP, proving its effectiveness and usefulness.

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Bush, Jeb. McLarthy, Thomas. Alden, Edward. U.S. Immigration Policy. 2009. Council on Foreign Relations. Print

This book dives into the current immigration policy and how it affects the United States. This informative book also focuses on the issues of illegal immigration, border entry and undocumented aliens in the U.S. Most importantly this book examines foreign policies and how the U.S. is affect by the decisions the government makes with foreign nations. Not only does it examine the issues of the economy, our national security and terrorism, this book gives solutions to solve those issues and it expands on the nation’s interest.

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Harty, Maura. “U.S. Visa Policy: Securing Borders and Opening Doors.” The Washington Quarterly

(2005) 23-34. Print.

This Scholarly article mainly focuses on the responsibilities of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs. Maura’s first states the responsibility of protection the citizens of the United States. She states it is the department’s responsibility to decide whether or not to grant immigrants visas to enter the country. Doing this ultimately decides the fate of many immigrants hoping to contribute positively in the nation’s economy and security. Even though it main focus was the responsibilities of the Bureau of consular affairs, nevertheless it significantly adds to the argument of how the VWP strengthen National Security. 

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Aid worker show me your visa

From: Patronus Analytical


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“Aid worker show me your visa!” Cartoon. Patronus Analytical. 5 Sept 2008. Web. 9 Nov. 2014

In the Image the Nazi Soldier represents America and the Physician represents two citizens form a different nation. Even thought that sounds false; the Nazi is showing that he is defending his country for any outsiders that do not have a visa, and in a sense the U.S. does the same thing. This image is very strong contradiction of how a Visa Waiver is used, but the concept in the picture is well compared to my other sources.  

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"American Killed Fighting With ISIS; Syrian Opposition Group feeling on Potential Airstrikes Or U.S.

Response In Syria; Obama authorizes Reconnaissance Flights In Syria; New Audio In Michael

Brownshooting Case; Visa Program Could Allow ISIS into U.S." CNN Newsroom (n.d.): Newspaper Source Plus. Web. 10 Nov. 2014.

This transcript focuses on the issue of ISIS entering the country due to our present Visa system. Juliette Kayyem, CNN’s National Security Analyst, argues that our boarders are very permeable. She states that even though ISIS poses a threat, there is no need to fully revise our current Visa system, but instead the government should be a little more attentive to those that are entering the U.S. She also states since we have a strong alliance with other nations, particularly European nations, we have a chance in accomplishing that task more rapidly. The revision of the current Visa program would be too burdensome and strenuous. This transcript is includes another aspect not discussed in the other sources, nonetheless it is still a valuable piece of information.

Chibuzo Ibemere's curator insight, November 10, 2014 3:02 AM

Bush, Jeb. McLarthy, Thomas. Alden, Edward. U.S. Immigration Policy. 2009. Council on Foreign Relations. Print

This book dives into the current immigration policy and how it affects the United States. This informative book also focuses on the issues of illegal immigration, border entry and undocumented aliens in the U.S. Most importantly this book examines foreign policies and how the U.S. is affect by the decisions the government makes with foreign nations. Not only does it examine the issues of the economy, our national security and terrorism, this book gives solutions to solve those issues and it expands on the nation’s interest.

Chibuzo Ibemere's curator insight, November 10, 2014 3:03 AM

Harty, Maura. “U.S. Visa Policy: Securing Borders and Opening Doors.” The Washington Quarterly

(2005) 23-34. Print.

This Scholarly article mainly focuses on the responsibilities of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs. Maura’s first states the responsibility of protection the citizens of the United States. She states it is the department’s responsibility to decide whether or not to grant immigrants visas to enter the country. Doing this ultimately decides the fate of many immigrants hoping to contribute positively in the nation’s economy and security. Even though it main focus was the responsibilities of the Bureau of consular affairs, nevertheless it significantly adds to the argument of how the VWP strengthen National Security. 

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The Visa Waiver Program’s Security is strengthened in Response to National Security Concern

From: greenberg Traurig


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Macdonal, Ian. “The Visa Waiver Program’s Security is strengthened in Response to National Security Concerns.” A greenberg Traurig, N.p., November 4, 2014. Web. 9 Nov. 2014

This Blog article not only explains the how effective the VWP is defending the U.S. from terrorist, it tell us why the VWP is being strengthen. The U.S increased its requirements due to the number of American citizens that traveled to Syria in support of the terrorist activity that took place at that time. Even though this blog does in fact promote the use of the VWP, it first raises a contradiction saying that the Visa Waiver Program presents a security risk because those with a visa waiver are not required to process a visa application. This application is vital because it requires one to submit biographical information, which is vital to the protection of the U.S.’s border. Added to the VWP, since 2008, is the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA). This application collects all biographical information and other information required that can help the U.S. government spot terrorist at a quicker rate. Even thought this blog poses a contradiction, it still paints a picture on how effective the VWP is just as the other source do.

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"American Killed Fighting With ISIS; Syrian Opposition Group feeling on Potential Airstrikes Or U.S.

Response In Syria; Obama authorizes Reconnaissance Flights In Syria; New Audio In Michael

Brownshooting Case; Visa Program Could Allow ISIS into U.S." CNN Newsroom (n.d.): Newspaper Source Plus. Web. 10 Nov. 2014.

This transcript focuses on the issue of ISIS entering the country due to our present Visa system. Juliette Kayyem, CNN’s National Security Analyst, argues that our boarders are very permeable. She states that even though ISIS poses a threat, there is no need to fully revise our current Visa system, but instead the government should be a little more attentive to those that are entering the U.S. She also states since we have a strong alliance with other nations, particularly European nations, we have a chance in accomplishing that task more rapidly. The revision of the current Visa program would be too burdensome and strenuous. This transcript is includes another aspect not discussed in the other sources, nonetheless it is still a valuable piece of information.

Chibuzo Ibemere's curator insight, November 10, 2014 3:02 AM

Bush, Jeb. McLarthy, Thomas. Alden, Edward. U.S. Immigration Policy. 2009. Council on Foreign Relations. Print

This book dives into the current immigration policy and how it affects the United States. This informative book also focuses on the issues of illegal immigration, border entry and undocumented aliens in the U.S. Most importantly this book examines foreign policies and how the U.S. is affect by the decisions the government makes with foreign nations. Not only does it examine the issues of the economy, our national security and terrorism, this book gives solutions to solve those issues and it expands on the nation’s interest.

Chibuzo Ibemere's curator insight, November 10, 2014 3:03 AM

Harty, Maura. “U.S. Visa Policy: Securing Borders and Opening Doors.” The Washington Quarterly

(2005) 23-34. Print.

This Scholarly article mainly focuses on the responsibilities of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs. Maura’s first states the responsibility of protection the citizens of the United States. She states it is the department’s responsibility to decide whether or not to grant immigrants visas to enter the country. Doing this ultimately decides the fate of many immigrants hoping to contribute positively in the nation’s economy and security. Even though it main focus was the responsibilities of the Bureau of consular affairs, nevertheless it significantly adds to the argument of how the VWP strengthen National Security. 

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The Visa Waiver Program: Enhancing Security, Promoting Prosperit

From: The Heritage Foundation 

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Inserra, David, and Riley Walters. "The Visa Waiver Program: Enhancing Security, Promoting  Prosperity." The Heritage Foundation. 14 Sept. 2014. Web. 9 Nov. 2014.

This article shows that not only does the VWP provide the U.S. with an economic and security edge, it also provides other nations with the same benefits. The article shows the requirements that are needed for one to attain a Visa Waiver. First a country must prove that they are in need of a visa waiver program or show a non-immigrant refusal rate. Secondly, distribute all readable passports, and thirdly, give off no essence of being a threat to the United States. With all these essential necessities in place the U.S. can proficiently provide this information to security agencies to determine those who or could be potential risk to the U.S. Inserra and Walters states that security agencies received this information and in contribution to the protocols set in place, the VWP includes screening and security procedures which contribute to the defending of the U.S. from those who are potential terrorist. In contribution to the security protocols that are set in places various databases, as outlined in the article, are continuously updated, so if anyone poses a threat to the U.S., officials can prevent them from entering the United States. This article is very detailed in showing the value of having a Visa waiver program

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"American Killed Fighting With ISIS; Syrian Opposition Group feeling on Potential Airstrikes Or U.S.

Response In Syria; Obama authorizes Reconnaissance Flights In Syria; New Audio In Michael

Brownshooting Case; Visa Program Could Allow ISIS into U.S." CNN Newsroom (n.d.): Newspaper Source Plus. Web. 10 Nov. 2014.

This transcript focuses on the issue of ISIS entering the country due to our present Visa system. Juliette Kayyem, CNN’s National Security Analyst, argues that our boarders are very permeable. She states that even though ISIS poses a threat, there is no need to fully revise our current Visa system, but instead the government should be a little more attentive to those that are entering the U.S. She also states since we have a strong alliance with other nations, particularly European nations, we have a chance in accomplishing that task more rapidly. The revision of the current Visa program would be too burdensome and strenuous. This transcript is includes another aspect not discussed in the other sources, nonetheless it is still a valuable piece of information.

Chibuzo Ibemere's curator insight, November 10, 2014 3:02 AM

Bush, Jeb. McLarthy, Thomas. Alden, Edward. U.S. Immigration Policy. 2009. Council on Foreign Relations. Print

This book dives into the current immigration policy and how it affects the United States. This informative book also focuses on the issues of illegal immigration, border entry and undocumented aliens in the U.S. Most importantly this book examines foreign policies and how the U.S. is affect by the decisions the government makes with foreign nations. Not only does it examine the issues of the economy, our national security and terrorism, this book gives solutions to solve those issues and it expands on the nation’s interest.

Chibuzo Ibemere's curator insight, November 10, 2014 3:03 AM

Harty, Maura. “U.S. Visa Policy: Securing Borders and Opening Doors.” The Washington Quarterly

(2005) 23-34. Print.

This Scholarly article mainly focuses on the responsibilities of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs. Maura’s first states the responsibility of protection the citizens of the United States. She states it is the department’s responsibility to decide whether or not to grant immigrants visas to enter the country. Doing this ultimately decides the fate of many immigrants hoping to contribute positively in the nation’s economy and security. Even though it main focus was the responsibilities of the Bureau of consular affairs, nevertheless it significantly adds to the argument of how the VWP strengthen National Security. 

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Expanding the Visa Waiver Program Will Enhance National Security.

From Opposing Viewpoint in context- November 9, 2:55 am 

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Griswold, Daniel. "Expanding the Visa Waiver Program Will Enhance National

Security." Homeland Security. Ed. James D. Torr. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 2004. At Issue.

Rpt. from "Expand Visa Waiver Program to Qualified Countries."Free Trade Bulletin 26 (26

Jan. 2007). Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 8 Nov. 2014.

This vivid essay explains the benefits of expanding the Working Visa Program. The author divides his reasons into sections to explain the positive outcomes of have of expanding the working visa program to support national security. First he explains how the “VWP” promotes tourism and Business. He explains how the economy is directly related to the Benefits of Tourism and Business. Visitors also contribute to the nation by stimulating an estimated $75 billion to $100 billion every year in economic activity. Also with the Number of foreigners under the program, business opportunities with other nations increase. If the program were to be eliminated it would severely impact the United States by decreasing relation with essential nations, and also hinder the amount of immigrants touring the nation, which would lead to a decline in economic activity. Secondly, Griswold points out the affects of the VWP on Homeland Security. Since Homeland security is one of the primary responsibilities of U.S. State Departments, a VWP would allow the departments to focus more resource in area of the world where security threats are inevitable. The article also state that those who will benefit from and expanded VWP, will not only change the face of the United States, but also contribute to the economy by filling in spaces in our Economic or labor market.

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"American Killed Fighting With ISIS; Syrian Opposition Group feeling on Potential Airstrikes Or U.S.

Response In Syria; Obama authorizes Reconnaissance Flights In Syria; New Audio In Michael

Brownshooting Case; Visa Program Could Allow ISIS into U.S." CNN Newsroom (n.d.): Newspaper Source Plus. Web. 10 Nov. 2014.

This transcript focuses on the issue of ISIS entering the country due to our present Visa system. Juliette Kayyem, CNN’s National Security Analyst, argues that our boarders are very permeable. She states that even though ISIS poses a threat, there is no need to fully revise our current Visa system, but instead the government should be a little more attentive to those that are entering the U.S. She also states since we have a strong alliance with other nations, particularly European nations, we have a chance in accomplishing that task more rapidly. The revision of the current Visa program would be too burdensome and strenuous. This transcript is includes another aspect not discussed in the other sources, nonetheless it is still a valuable piece of information.

Chibuzo Ibemere's curator insight, November 10, 2014 3:02 AM

Bush, Jeb. McLarthy, Thomas. Alden, Edward. U.S. Immigration Policy. 2009. Council on Foreign Relations. Print

This book dives into the current immigration policy and how it affects the United States. This informative book also focuses on the issues of illegal immigration, border entry and undocumented aliens in the U.S. Most importantly this book examines foreign policies and how the U.S. is affect by the decisions the government makes with foreign nations. Not only does it examine the issues of the economy, our national security and terrorism, this book gives solutions to solve those issues and it expands on the nation’s interest.

Chibuzo Ibemere's curator insight, November 10, 2014 3:03 AM

Harty, Maura. “U.S. Visa Policy: Securing Borders and Opening Doors.” The Washington Quarterly

(2005) 23-34. Print.

This Scholarly article mainly focuses on the responsibilities of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs. Maura’s first states the responsibility of protection the citizens of the United States. She states it is the department’s responsibility to decide whether or not to grant immigrants visas to enter the country. Doing this ultimately decides the fate of many immigrants hoping to contribute positively in the nation’s economy and security. Even though it main focus was the responsibilities of the Bureau of consular affairs, nevertheless it significantly adds to the argument of how the VWP strengthen National Security. 

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U.S. Immigration Policy

From: Council on Foreign

Relations


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Bush, Jeb. McLarthy, Thomas. Alden, Edward. U.S. Immigration Policy. 2009. Council on Foreign Relations. Print

This book dives into the current immigration policy and how it affects the United States. This informative book also focuses on the issues of illegal immigration, border entry and undocumented aliens in the U.S. Most importantly this book examines foreign policies and how the U.S. is affect by the decisions the government makes with foreign nations. Not only does it examine the issues of the economy, our national security and terrorism, this book gives solutions to solve those issues and it expands on the nation’s interest.

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“Homeland Security Officials Testify On New Visa System.” CongressDaily. 2004. Point  of View Reference Center. Web. 9 Nov. 2014

 

This article from the Congress Daily reports a testament of the value of have a VWP and it new security components that are in place. The biometric system uses digital photography and fingerprint scans to determine the identity of foreigners entering the United States. The articles also use statements from different people who testify to the benefits of the VWP, proving its effectiveness and usefulness.

Chibuzo Ibemere's curator insight, November 10, 2014 3:01 AM

"American Killed Fighting With ISIS; Syrian Opposition Group feeling on Potential Airstrikes Or U.S.

Response In Syria; Obama authorizes Reconnaissance Flights In Syria; New Audio In Michael

Brownshooting Case; Visa Program Could Allow ISIS into U.S." CNN Newsroom (n.d.): Newspaper Source Plus. Web. 10 Nov. 2014.

This transcript focuses on the issue of ISIS entering the country due to our present Visa system. Juliette Kayyem, CNN’s National Security Analyst, argues that our boarders are very permeable. She states that even though ISIS poses a threat, there is no need to fully revise our current Visa system, but instead the government should be a little more attentive to those that are entering the U.S. She also states since we have a strong alliance with other nations, particularly European nations, we have a chance in accomplishing that task more rapidly. The revision of the current Visa program would be too burdensome and strenuous. This transcript is includes another aspect not discussed in the other sources, nonetheless it is still a valuable piece of information.

Chibuzo Ibemere's curator insight, November 10, 2014 3:03 AM

Harty, Maura. “U.S. Visa Policy: Securing Borders and Opening Doors.” The Washington Quarterly

(2005) 23-34. Print.

This Scholarly article mainly focuses on the responsibilities of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs. Maura’s first states the responsibility of protection the citizens of the United States. She states it is the department’s responsibility to decide whether or not to grant immigrants visas to enter the country. Doing this ultimately decides the fate of many immigrants hoping to contribute positively in the nation’s economy and security. Even though it main focus was the responsibilities of the Bureau of consular affairs, nevertheless it significantly adds to the argument of how the VWP strengthen National Security. 

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Homeland Security Officials Testify On New Visa System

From: Congress Daily


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“Homeland Security Officials Testify On New Visa System.” CongressDaily. 2004. Point  of View Reference Center. Web. 9 Nov. 2014

 

This article from the Congress Daily reports a testament of the value of have a VWP and it new security components that are in place. The biometric system uses digital photography and fingerprint scans to determine the identity of foreigners entering the United States. The articles also use statements from different people who testify to the benefits of the VWP, proving its effectiveness and usefulness.

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"American Killed Fighting With ISIS; Syrian Opposition Group feeling on Potential Airstrikes Or U.S.

Response In Syria; Obama authorizes Reconnaissance Flights In Syria; New Audio In Michael

Brownshooting Case; Visa Program Could Allow ISIS into U.S." CNN Newsroom (n.d.): Newspaper Source Plus. Web. 10 Nov. 2014.

This transcript focuses on the issue of ISIS entering the country due to our present Visa system. Juliette Kayyem, CNN’s National Security Analyst, argues that our boarders are very permeable. She states that even though ISIS poses a threat, there is no need to fully revise our current Visa system, but instead the government should be a little more attentive to those that are entering the U.S. She also states since we have a strong alliance with other nations, particularly European nations, we have a chance in accomplishing that task more rapidly. The revision of the current Visa program would be too burdensome and strenuous. This transcript is includes another aspect not discussed in the other sources, nonetheless it is still a valuable piece of information.

Chibuzo Ibemere's curator insight, November 10, 2014 3:02 AM

Bush, Jeb. McLarthy, Thomas. Alden, Edward. U.S. Immigration Policy. 2009. Council on Foreign Relations. Print

This book dives into the current immigration policy and how it affects the United States. This informative book also focuses on the issues of illegal immigration, border entry and undocumented aliens in the U.S. Most importantly this book examines foreign policies and how the U.S. is affect by the decisions the government makes with foreign nations. Not only does it examine the issues of the economy, our national security and terrorism, this book gives solutions to solve those issues and it expands on the nation’s interest.

Chibuzo Ibemere's curator insight, November 10, 2014 3:03 AM

Harty, Maura. “U.S. Visa Policy: Securing Borders and Opening Doors.” The Washington Quarterly

(2005) 23-34. Print.

This Scholarly article mainly focuses on the responsibilities of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs. Maura’s first states the responsibility of protection the citizens of the United States. She states it is the department’s responsibility to decide whether or not to grant immigrants visas to enter the country. Doing this ultimately decides the fate of many immigrants hoping to contribute positively in the nation’s economy and security. Even though it main focus was the responsibilities of the Bureau of consular affairs, nevertheless it significantly adds to the argument of how the VWP strengthen National Security. 

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Update to US VISA Waiver Program, ESTA, and security

From: Youtube.com


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Update to US VISA Waiver Program, ESTA, and security. Youtube.com. 10. Sept. 2010. Web 9. Nov. 2014

This video goes in dept in explaining the use of ESTA and its significance. It also tells those that are using a Visa Waiver what to expect when signing up for an ESTA. Not only does it literally summarize the importance of ESTA in a minute and twenty-seven second, it also tells us about the responsibilities ESTA has in protecting the U.S. and the passengers entering the border. This video supports my others sources in evaluating the importance of the VWP and it components.

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"American Killed Fighting With ISIS; Syrian Opposition Group feeling on Potential Airstrikes Or U.S.

Response In Syria; Obama authorizes Reconnaissance Flights In Syria; New Audio In Michael

Brownshooting Case; Visa Program Could Allow ISIS into U.S." CNN Newsroom (n.d.): Newspaper Source Plus. Web. 10 Nov. 2014.

This transcript focuses on the issue of ISIS entering the country due to our present Visa system. Juliette Kayyem, CNN’s National Security Analyst, argues that our boarders are very permeable. She states that even though ISIS poses a threat, there is no need to fully revise our current Visa system, but instead the government should be a little more attentive to those that are entering the U.S. She also states since we have a strong alliance with other nations, particularly European nations, we have a chance in accomplishing that task more rapidly. The revision of the current Visa program would be too burdensome and strenuous. This transcript is includes another aspect not discussed in the other sources, nonetheless it is still a valuable piece of information.

Chibuzo Ibemere's curator insight, November 10, 2014 3:02 AM

Bush, Jeb. McLarthy, Thomas. Alden, Edward. U.S. Immigration Policy. 2009. Council on Foreign Relations. Print

This book dives into the current immigration policy and how it affects the United States. This informative book also focuses on the issues of illegal immigration, border entry and undocumented aliens in the U.S. Most importantly this book examines foreign policies and how the U.S. is affect by the decisions the government makes with foreign nations. Not only does it examine the issues of the economy, our national security and terrorism, this book gives solutions to solve those issues and it expands on the nation’s interest.

Chibuzo Ibemere's curator insight, November 10, 2014 3:03 AM

Harty, Maura. “U.S. Visa Policy: Securing Borders and Opening Doors.” The Washington Quarterly

(2005) 23-34. Print.

This Scholarly article mainly focuses on the responsibilities of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs. Maura’s first states the responsibility of protection the citizens of the United States. She states it is the department’s responsibility to decide whether or not to grant immigrants visas to enter the country. Doing this ultimately decides the fate of many immigrants hoping to contribute positively in the nation’s economy and security. Even though it main focus was the responsibilities of the Bureau of consular affairs, nevertheless it significantly adds to the argument of how the VWP strengthen National Security. 

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Visa-waiver Reform Can Make America More Secure

From: The Heritage Foundation 


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Carafano, James. "Visa-waiver Reform Can Make America More Secure." The Heritage Foundation. 25 May 2007. Web. 9 Nov. 2014

The US has an agreement with 27 countries that allow their citizens to visit the United States. This agreement builds a strong, long-standing alliance with the nations. In doing so the U.S. has the ability to concentrate on the countries that actually show some sort of problem. James Carafano claims not only does the Visa Waiver Program prove we are a strong, diverse nation, it sends a strong international message that says, America is a nation fortified by foreign relations. Carafano argues against the government’s wanting to abolish the Visa Waiver program. Instead of wanting fewer countries, the government should want an increase in the amount of countries that agrees to the VWP standards. And in doing so the countries will agree to abide by a more rigorous standard of passport control and international relations. Even thought the U.S. has a sense of trepidation about terrorist entering the country due to the VWP, Carafano uses data to subdue that fear. He states millions of immigrants enter the Unites States, but the number of terrorist that try to enter the country due to the VWP is far from even reaching double digits. This article is very consistent with the others.

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"American Killed Fighting With ISIS; Syrian Opposition Group feeling on Potential Airstrikes Or U.S.

Response In Syria; Obama authorizes Reconnaissance Flights In Syria; New Audio In Michael

Brownshooting Case; Visa Program Could Allow ISIS into U.S." CNN Newsroom (n.d.): Newspaper Source Plus. Web. 10 Nov. 2014.

This transcript focuses on the issue of ISIS entering the country due to our present Visa system. Juliette Kayyem, CNN’s National Security Analyst, argues that our boarders are very permeable. She states that even though ISIS poses a threat, there is no need to fully revise our current Visa system, but instead the government should be a little more attentive to those that are entering the U.S. She also states since we have a strong alliance with other nations, particularly European nations, we have a chance in accomplishing that task more rapidly. The revision of the current Visa program would be too burdensome and strenuous. This transcript is includes another aspect not discussed in the other sources, nonetheless it is still a valuable piece of information.

Chibuzo Ibemere's curator insight, November 10, 2014 3:02 AM

Bush, Jeb. McLarthy, Thomas. Alden, Edward. U.S. Immigration Policy. 2009. Council on Foreign Relations. Print

This book dives into the current immigration policy and how it affects the United States. This informative book also focuses on the issues of illegal immigration, border entry and undocumented aliens in the U.S. Most importantly this book examines foreign policies and how the U.S. is affect by the decisions the government makes with foreign nations. Not only does it examine the issues of the economy, our national security and terrorism, this book gives solutions to solve those issues and it expands on the nation’s interest.

Chibuzo Ibemere's curator insight, November 10, 2014 3:03 AM

Harty, Maura. “U.S. Visa Policy: Securing Borders and Opening Doors.” The Washington Quarterly

(2005) 23-34. Print.

This Scholarly article mainly focuses on the responsibilities of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs. Maura’s first states the responsibility of protection the citizens of the United States. She states it is the department’s responsibility to decide whether or not to grant immigrants visas to enter the country. Doing this ultimately decides the fate of many immigrants hoping to contribute positively in the nation’s economy and security. Even though it main focus was the responsibilities of the Bureau of consular affairs, nevertheless it significantly adds to the argument of how the VWP strengthen National Security. 

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Border Security: Implications of Eliminating The Visa Waiver Program

From: United State General Accounting Office Reports

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Ford, Jess. “Border Security: Implications of Eliminating The Visa Waiver Program: GAO-03-38.”United State General Accounting Office Reports (2002): Point of View Reference Center. Web 9 Nov. 2014.

 This governmental document focuses on the negative aspects of eliminate the VWP. GAO analyst not only describe the negative outcome of eliminating the visa program, but they also traveled to countries with a VWP alliance  to make sure that those countries pose a low risk to the security of the United States. In doing so they look at the economic foundation of each country. Even though with a strong determination by the GAO analyst to find implications of eliminating the VWP, at the end of it all, there was no proof of such thing. Even though this article lack some elaborate details, it still effectively shows how the VWP is used in other nations and how it is used to ensure our protection.

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Chibuzo Ibemere's curator insight, November 10, 2014 3:01 AM

"American Killed Fighting With ISIS; Syrian Opposition Group feeling on Potential Airstrikes Or U.S.

Response In Syria; Obama authorizes Reconnaissance Flights In Syria; New Audio In Michael

Brownshooting Case; Visa Program Could Allow ISIS into U.S." CNN Newsroom (n.d.): Newspaper Source Plus. Web. 10 Nov. 2014.

This transcript focuses on the issue of ISIS entering the country due to our present Visa system. Juliette Kayyem, CNN’s National Security Analyst, argues that our boarders are very permeable. She states that even though ISIS poses a threat, there is no need to fully revise our current Visa system, but instead the government should be a little more attentive to those that are entering the U.S. She also states since we have a strong alliance with other nations, particularly European nations, we have a chance in accomplishing that task more rapidly. The revision of the current Visa program would be too burdensome and strenuous. This transcript is includes another aspect not discussed in the other sources, nonetheless it is still a valuable piece of information.

Chibuzo Ibemere's curator insight, November 10, 2014 3:02 AM

Bush, Jeb. McLarthy, Thomas. Alden, Edward. U.S. Immigration Policy. 2009. Council on Foreign Relations. Print

This book dives into the current immigration policy and how it affects the United States. This informative book also focuses on the issues of illegal immigration, border entry and undocumented aliens in the U.S. Most importantly this book examines foreign policies and how the U.S. is affect by the decisions the government makes with foreign nations. Not only does it examine the issues of the economy, our national security and terrorism, this book gives solutions to solve those issues and it expands on the nation’s interest.

Chibuzo Ibemere's curator insight, November 10, 2014 3:03 AM

Harty, Maura. “U.S. Visa Policy: Securing Borders and Opening Doors.” The Washington Quarterly

(2005) 23-34. Print.

This Scholarly article mainly focuses on the responsibilities of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs. Maura’s first states the responsibility of protection the citizens of the United States. She states it is the department’s responsibility to decide whether or not to grant immigrants visas to enter the country. Doing this ultimately decides the fate of many immigrants hoping to contribute positively in the nation’s economy and security. Even though it main focus was the responsibilities of the Bureau of consular affairs, nevertheless it significantly adds to the argument of how the VWP strengthen National Security.