Bernie Sanders, Dick Durbin and Elizabeth Warren among Democrat Senators opposing Israel’s entry into Visa Waiver Program

16 Senate Democrats say Israel still falls short of Visa Waiver Program requirements
Marc Rod
May 25, 2023

As Israel moves toward expected admission into the Visa Waiver Program later this year, a group of 16 Democratic senators suggested in a letter to top administration officials on Wednesday that Israel continues to fall short of the requirements for admission into the program and is unlikely to fix these alleged issues before its expected entry date. Israel has long pursued entry into the program allowing visa-free entry into the United States, but has faced obstacles, including its rejection rate for visa applications and concerns about Israel’s treatment of Palestinian Americans at its borders. U.S. Ambassador to Israel Tom Nides said earlier this year that Israel will likely be added to the program in July or August.  READ MORE

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