Millions face refusal to fly to US after passport debacle

Around 2.7 million Britons issued with passports between April and October 2006 cannot travel to the US unless they update their travel documents.

They have been hit by changes to American border controls introduced after December’s San Bernardino shootings which claimed 14 lives.

Amid demands for tighter border security, the US introduced the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015, which led to a requirement for anyone entering the US under visa waiver to have a passport with a biometric chip.

The change in America’s entry requirements was put into play on April 1.  Travelers visiting the USA must have a biometric or e-passport to enter

Previously the requirement for participation in the visa waiver scheme was that the countries issued “e-passports”.

Passports issued between June and October 2006 may not be biometric

Strict new immigration rules for the US mean that millions of British citizens would not be granted entry even though they have a valid passport – and some have already found themselves barred.

On April 1 the US announced that all travellers visiting the country must have a biometric or e-passport to enter, but many Britons don’t have one.

Despite being announced by the US government, many distraught holidaymakers have been forced to stay in the UK after arriving at the check-in desk to find out they would be unable to fly.

The change in America's entry requirements was put into play on April 1 and states that all travellers visiting the country must have a biometric or e-passport to enter (file photo)

The change in America’s entry requirements was put into play on April 1 and states that all travellers visiting the country must have a biometric or e-passport to enter

The US is attempting to improve its border experience

Currently Brits do not require a visa to travel to the US, just a passport with six months’ validity.

E-passports were introduced in the UK in October 2006, which means that anyone who had a new passport issued to them between June and October of that year may have difficulty visiting the US, as it may not be biometric.

These types of passport are identifiable by a universal symbol on the front which indicates that the document has an identity-proving chip inside

 

US ENTRY: THE NEW RULES

Holidaymakers looking to travel under the Visa Waiver Program must possess passports with specified security features.

These features are that the document must be an electronic passport with a digital chip containing biometric information about the passport owner and must also have a machine-readable area of the biographic page.

The measures were announced by the US Department of Homeland Security on April 1.

It said: ‘E-passports are issued by the proper passport issuing authority and must meet international standards for securing and storing information corresponding to the passport and traveller.’

Travellers without an e-passport will no longer qualify for entry to the US under the Visa Waiver Program.

Those who wish to travel to the country on a non-electronic passport must apply for a visa from the nearest US Embassy or Consulate.

Source: Department of Homeland Security

WHAT IS A BIOMETRIC PASSPORT?

British biometric e-passports were first issued in October 2006.

The electronic documents differ from the older model due to added security features including a chip holding the carrier’s facial details, which was introduced in a bid to combat fraud and forgery.

An electronic chip inside the passport contains the digitally coded measurements of the holder’s features like the distances between eyes, nose, mouth and ears.

The information is taken from the applicant’s passport photo and can be used to identify them, As if it was not already obvious enough that america wants Europeans and Canadians out and Mexicans in watch this film after this New law and leave your opinion below what is so obvious to anyone with an ounce of sense.

U.S. BORDER FENCE Is Left WIDE OPEN Allowing Illegal Immigrants from Mexico to Walk Into USA

Feds Purposely Keeping U.S. Borders Wide Open, Experts Say

Border security for European citizens in UK and Europe. above
Border control fence for Mexicans below Ted cruise pretends to give a hootenanny about the whole thing.
 

Why are they closing the Border for Europeans and British People who without  Bio-metric Passports can not now go on holiday or enter the USA.

At the same time millions of Mexicans  can  walk across the Mexican border.

Is it possible Obama wants to destabilize America one border is wide open to millions of illegals the other shut tight to people with money and wealth who want to come and spend time in the USA for pleasure or business?

Is Obama Part of a NWO conspiracy to destroy America from within? 

As obvious as those questions are lets recap some fast and furious details.

 Barack Obama ATF Scandal: 8 Facts About Fast and Furious You Might Not Know

1. The project that became known as Fast and Furious began in November 2009 and took place out of the Phoenix office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ (ATF) office.

Gun-buyers, many of whom the feds suspected were criminals, were permitted to take firearms purchased in the U.S. and walk into Mexico without interference from agents; the intention was that once the guns were sold to powerful drug cartels, the ATF would later trace the firearms. Whistleblowers and investigators, however, found no attempt to trace the guns.

2. Some ATF agents became concerned the weapons were being used for crimes. On Dec. 14, 2010, U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry was killed during a gunfight. Guns in the shootout were involved in the Fast and Furious operation, it was later learned.

3. More than 2,000 guns were sold to suspected criminals thought to be linked to Mexican drug gangs in the two years of the operation under the Obama presidency.

A similar operation took place years before under the Bush administration. Called “Operation Wide Receiver,” it also failed in tracking down gun and drug traffic, Bloomberg Businessweek reported.

4. Agents came forward in 2010 to speak with Sen. Charles Grassley, a Republican from Iowa who was a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Grassley began to work with GOP Rep. Darrell Issa of California, who chaired the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. ATF director Ken Melson, who would later be moved to a different position, began talking secretly with Grassley and Issa.

5. Following moves by the White House to use executive privilege in an attempt to halt emails related to the case, and contempt of Congress charges against Attorney General Eric Holder in 2012, many documents were finally handed over to Issa’s House Oversight Committee in November 2014.

Emails from Holder reveal his contempt for the committee — he refers to Issa “and his idiot cronies,” the Wall Street Journal reported.

6. Emails released to Judicial Watch, a group that filed suit to obtain legal documents from the Justice Department, show Holder’s direct involvement with officials throughout the Justice Department and the ATF in how to handle congressional inquiries and ways to format talking points about Fast and Furious.

7. The operation started to fall apart inside as U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke, who headed the Phoenix office, became angry with Special Agent John Dodson for reporting on the bungled program before Congress.

Burke, who was later forced to resign in 2011, leaked information about Dodson’s activities in the operation to Fox News. An inspector general’s report cited Burke’s actions in violation of Justice Department policy.

8. It has been alleged by the National Rife Association and the New American that the killing of hundreds of Mexicans and even some U.S. law enforcement officers because of the Fast and Furious program was going to be used by the Barack Obama administration as an excuse for more gun control.