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Schumer Bill Would Waive Visas for Polish Visitors

Schumer Bill Would Waive Visas for Polish Visitors

Schumer Bill Would Waive Visas for Polish Visitors Senator Chris Coons, flickr

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Sen. Schumer advocating visas for Poles.

A bill in Washington would waive the need for Polish visitors to obtain visas before visiting the United States.

Sen. Charles Schumer, a New York Democrat, says Poland is the only country whose troops are fighting alongside American soldiers in Afghanistan whose citizens can't visit America without undergoing a time-consuming visa process.

His bill would allow Poles to visit American with a simple passport, like citizens from two dozen other allies.

The bill is part of a larger measure to encourage tourism from abroad.

The Polish American Congress group has long sought to exclude Poland from the visa program.