​​​​​​​Enhanced Counterterrorism Visa Screening Bill Hits Senate

Law360 (October 29, 2020, 3:29 PM EDT) -- Senators from both sides of the aisle have unveiled legislation aimed at preventing terrorists from entering the country by increasing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement visa screenings at consulates in certain high-risk locations.

The Visa Security Expansion Act — introduced by Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., and Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis. — would amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to increase U.S. Department of Homeland Security personnel's presence at up to 75 consular offices based on the agency's assessment of potential threats.

Hassan called the measure "critical" to the effort "to ensure our country remains safe, secure and free," in a...

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