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President's Waiver of Restrictions on the Visa Waiver Program, Joint Hearing Before the Subcommittee on National Security and the Subcommittee on Government Operations of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, Second Session, February 10, 2016   [open pdf - 5MB]

This is the February 10, 2016 joint hearing on "The President's Waiver of Restrictions on the Visa Waiver Program," before the Subcommittee on National Security and the Subcommittee on Government Operations of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. From the opening statement of Ron DeSantis: "I am concerned about these actions both as chairman of the National Security Subcommittee and as a member of the House Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Committee chairman Bob Goodlatte told the House Judiciary Committee that the administration's decision to abuse their limited waiver authority and allow scores of people who have traveled to or are dual nationals of countries like Iraq and Syria flies in the face of the reason and congressional intent. The Obama administration, he says, ''is essentially rewriting the law by blowing wide open a small window of discretion that Congress gave it for law enforcement and national security reasons. In fact, the categories of people that the Obama administration is exempting from the law were expressly rejected by Congress.''" Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Gil Kerlikowske, Hillary Johnson, Jessica Vaughan, Emanuele Ottolenghi, Stephen Heifetz.

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