Democratic senator: Fixes to immigration system might already be on the books

President-elect Donald Trump has vowed to impose stricter immigration policies to prevent people from crossing our borders. But a Democratic senator suggested recently that the visa waiver program is what may need closer attention. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., claimed during a confirmation hearing for Trump’s pick to lead the Department of Homeland Security, Gen. John Kelly, that existing rules are stopping people that might do us harm and asked Kelly if he would expand security programs. McCaskill said enhancements to the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) allowed immigration officials to prevent someone from coming into the country who had … >>More
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