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Security Enhancements Possible for U.S. Visa Waiver Program

  • Homeland Security chief opposes calls to freeze the program
  • He urges moves in addition to those taken in the past year
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The U.S. shouldn’t put a temporary freeze on its visa waiver program as a way to increase border security against the threat of terrorism, although “enhancements” may be needed, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Sunday.

“No, I would not do that at all,” Johnson said on NBC News’ “Meet the Press” when asked if the U.S. should temporarily eliminate the program, used by millions of visitors each year including tourists and business travelers.