European Commissioner for Home Affairs Cecilia Malmstrom on Friday criticized the decision by the US Dept. of Homeland Security to move forward with an interim rule that will assess a $14 biennial fee on travelers visiting the US from countries participating in the Visa Waiver Program beginning Sept 8. The fee, which was enacted by Congress under the Travel Promotion Act and signed by President Barack Obama in March, is intended to fund tourism outreach efforts while also offsetting the ...

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