This bill would add Israel to the visa waiver program. Israelis would then be allowed to travel to the U.S. for short periods without a visa. Israel would be required to grant U.S. citizens the same privileges and share security information about those traveling to the U.S.
Israel’s nonimmigrant refusal rate stands at 5.4%. The visa waiver program requires member states to have a rate of 3% or less. This bill waives that requirement for Israel.
34 cosponsors (18R, 16D)
Last major action: 6/5/12 referred to House subcmte.