Update December 9, 2015

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US House votes to curb visa-free entry

Sumel Sarker

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US House votes to curb visa-free entry

09 December 2015, Nirapad News: The House of Representatives has voted to tighten visa-free travel to the US following the Paris attacks.

The measures would bar people who travelled to Iraq and Syria after March 2011 from the visa waiver program, reports the BBC.

People who have visited Iran and Sudan – which the US accuses of supporting terrorism – would also need a visa.

The White House-backed bill was proposed because the Paris attackers could have travelled to the US without a visa.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has called for far greater restrictions, proposing that all Muslims be barred from entering the US until further notice.

But his comments – made after a deadly mass shooting in California by Islamist sympathisers – have been condemned by politicians from across the political spectrum.

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