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TSA Ramps Up Security On International Travel

tsa1.jpgThe Transportation Security Administration is ramping up airport security rules for United States-bound travelers.

Starting today, passengers aboard all flights to the United States will be subject to random screening.

A traveler flying from or through 14 countries the U.S. considers terror risks will face extra scrutiny, including full body scans and pat-downs. Those countries include Cuba, Iran, Sudan, Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, Somalia and Yemen.

But Senator Charles Schumer says it should not just be the responsibility of the U.S. to crack down on security. The senior senator is calling on the federal government to crack down on foreign governments that ignore U.S. security rules at their airports.

He also wants the U.S. State Department to review all travel visas for anyone who has been added to a terrorist database.

“There’s a perfect storm for airport security overseas. Lax security checks, complacent government officials, and terrorists who exploit them,” Schumer said. “There’s been some time and effort spent trying to close those loopholes but the X-Mas Day terror attempt must be a wake-up call to show that much.”

(Source: NY1)

4 Responses

  1. These Al Qaeda are sitting there laughing their you know whats off. They know that with the new security measures in place since 9/11 they cant do physical damage. However they sit there scheming about how else to inflict mental anguish on the United States. They figure what else can they have us do? They already have us taking off our shoes, our hats, our jackets. Hey! Lets see if we can get them to have to check their underwear also?!!!

  2. This is an improvement. There are going to check more thoroughly people who have traveled from Muslim countries. Of course profiling is what is needed but this is a step in the right direction.

  3. YWN editor: I find the #2 comment really unacceptable and don’t believe blatantly racist comments with no substance should be allowed on an obviously religious-Jewish website available for anyone to look at. It’s a chillul Hashem.

    I won’t even get started on a response to #2.

    Moderators Response: Your right! The comment was removed the second we recieved your message.

    Thanks for looking out for us.

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