Senator Charles Grassley is upset with the U-S State Department for keeping the “visa express” program going that was the means by which three of the September 11th hijackers entered the U-S from Saudi Arabia.The State Department’s Inspector General has agreed to conduct a worldwide review of the “visa express” program. Grassley says he’ll “ride heard” on the State Department until changes are made.During the expedited visa application progress, a potential U-S visitor can get their visa through a travel agent and never be subjected to an in-person interview with a State Department official. Grassley doesn’t know why the process is still being used in the post-9/11 world.He guesses the reason the program’s still operating is that the U-S government is “sensitive” to Saudi Arabia’s reaction should the program be shut down. Three of the 19 terrorists used the “visa express” process.
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