Monday, February 28, 2011
Surveillance of Visa Holders? No, not your Credit Card.
The recent arrest of a Saudi man on terrorism charges has some lawmakers arguing for surveillance of visa holders. "The case of [Khalid Ali-M] Aldawsari, who was in the U.S. on a student visa and enrolled at a community college in Texas, has ignited a debate among House lawmakers over whether further steps need to be taken to screen or monitor people in the U.S. on visas," reports The Hill. "House Homeland Security Chairman Peter King (R-N.Y.) wants to increase surveillance and screening measures on individuals in the U.S. on visas from countries known for terrorist activities, such as Saudi Arabia and Yemen."