Strengthening the Visa Waiver Program: A Memo to President-elect Obama
Publication Date: December 2008
Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Special Collection: Presidential Advisory
Keywords: Immigration loopholes; Presidential transition; Travel authorization
Coverage: United States
President-elect Obama, your comments on the Senate floor regarding the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) demonstrate that you recognize the program's substantial public diplomacy benefits. The VWP has undergone tremendous changes since its inception and remains a vital tool for improving America's image around the globe. Countries such as Bulgaria, for example, have commented that membership is considered a clear sign of America's trust...