Obama to freeze funds for terrorism screening program

Clarice Feldman
In a bit of remarkably bad timing and worse sense, the administration plans to cut a visa program designed to screen out entry to terrorists:

(CNSNews.com) - Four months after the attempted Christmas Day bombing of Northwest Flight 253 over Detroit and nine years after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, only 14 of the 57 U.S. consulates identified as being at "high risk" for potentially providing visas to terrorists have been furnished with units of the Department of Homeland Security's Visa Security Program (VSP).


President Barack Obama, meanwhile, is planning to freeze the program's budget for fiscal 2011."

In a bit of remarkably bad timing and worse sense, the administration plans to cut a visa program designed to screen out entry to terrorists:

(CNSNews.com) - Four months after the attempted Christmas Day bombing of Northwest Flight 253 over Detroit and nine years after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, only 14 of the 57 U.S. consulates identified as being at "high risk" for potentially providing visas to terrorists have been furnished with units of the Department of Homeland Security's Visa Security Program (VSP).


President Barack Obama, meanwhile, is planning to freeze the program's budget for fiscal 2011."