US alarm over European terrorists

May 5, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, News

WASHINGTON, 5 May 2017: Congressional Republicans sounded an alarm Wednesday over rules allowing millions of Europeans to travel to the United States without a visa, warning that jihadists could exploit weak links in the programme.

The Islamic State and Al-Qaeda extremist groups “have incurred great losses in Syria and Iraq,” Michael McCaul, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, told a hearing on the security of the US Visa Waiver Programme (VWP).

“Yet as the territory under their control shrinks, we are seeing an exodus of foreign fighters returning to their homelands,” he said. Read more