H.R.5850 - Visa Waiver for Israel Act of 2012

To provide for the inclusion of Israel in the visa waiver program, and for other purposes. view all titles (3)

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  • Official: To provide for the inclusion of Israel in the visa waiver program, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Short: Visa Waiver for Israel Act of 2012 as introduced.
  • Official: Visa Waiver for Israel Act of 2012 as introduced.

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05/18/12
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Brad Sherman

D-CA

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Official Summary

Visa Waiver for Israel Act of 2012 - Includes Israel in the visa waiver program upon the Secretary of Homeland Security's (DHS) determination that Israel: (1) has entered into an agreement with the United States to report, or make available through Interpol or other means, information

Official Summary

Visa Waiver for Israel Act of 2012 - Includes Israel in the visa waiver program upon the Secretary of Homeland Security's (DHS) determination that Israel:
(1) has entered into an agreement with the United States to report, or make available through Interpol or other means, information about passport theft or loss;
(2) has entered into an information sharing agreement with the United States regarding whether Israeli citizens and nationals traveling to the United States represent a U.S. security threat;
(3) cooperates with the U.S. government on counterterrorism initiatives, information sharing, and preventing terrorist travel;
(4) issues all new and reissued passports with biometric identifiers; and
(5) has made every reasonable effort, without jeopardizing Israeli security, to ensure that reciprocal privileges are extended to all U.S. citizens.

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