Obama plan to ease new US visa limits faces skeptics in Congress

By REUTERS
February 10, 2016 23:38

 
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WASHINGTON- President Barack Obama's plan to loosen some requirements of a visa law spurred by the deadly attacks in Paris met with open resistance from both Democrats and Republicans in the US Congress on Wednesday.

The measure, which went into effect in late January, requires that citizens of 38 countries who previously were able to travel to the United States for up to 90 days without a visa must now obtain one if they have visited Iran, Iraq, Sudan or Syria since March 1, 2011.

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