We will inform members of Congress that you support the legislation aimed at including Poland in the Visa Waiver Program. Personal data you entered on the DropVisasForPoland.org website will be used solely for the purpose of obtaining a visa-free travel between Poland and United States.
I ask that you co-sponsor or support the Visa Waiver Program Enhanced Security and Reform Act (HR 3855/S2046).
The Visa Waiver Program Enhanced Security and Reform Act, which is expected to open the path for Poland's entry in the Visa Waiver Program, is sponsored by rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill), sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill) and sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD). Apart from visa regulations, it also contains measures aimed at enhancing the U.S. security.
Here is why I am asking you to support the legislation. As part of the Visa Waiver Program, citizens of 36 countries can travel to the United States for up to 90 days without having to apply for a visa. Poland has been excluded from the program in spite of being one of the most faithful allies, who has supported America's many world wide initiatives like the war in Iraq and Afghanistan and lately representing America's diplomatic interests in Syria
Poland is a productive member of NATO and the European Union, and its citizens do not need to come to the United States to find work. As part of "Schengen Area" they are allowed a passport-free travel across borders of 25 European countries. As part of the EU, the citizens of Poland can allo legally work in other EU member countries.
Poles pose no terrorist threat to America. What is more, by allowing Poles to visit the United States as tourists would encourage international trade and pump tourism dollars into our economy. Given the United States' focus on economic development and foreign direct investment, it is important that Poland's strong and growing business community have the flexibility to travel easily for tourist reasons and for a limited period of time without having to apply for a visa.
By refusing visa free travel for Poles, the United States is pushing Poland closer to other European nations that are not as friendly towards America.
Despite its strong and reliable support of the United States, Poland is the only major democratic United States ally and European Union member to be excluded from the Visa Waiver Program. You can help us by supporting the Visa Waiver Program Enhanced Security and Reform Act.