Sinema, Bipartisan Group of Senators Urge Departments of State & Homeland Security to Include Israel in the Visa Waiver Program

Jun 26, 2023

Senators urged Secretaries Blinken and Mayorkas to allow Israeli citizens to travel to the U.S. without first obtaining a U.S. visa

WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema and a bipartisan group of senators urged U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to include Israel in the Visa Waiver Program, allowing Israeli citizens to travel to the U.S. for business or tourism and stay up to 90 days without a U.S. visa.
“The relationship between the U.S. and the State of Israel is critical to the long-term security of our country, and serves as an example of what an alliance for freedom can look like. Allowing Israelis to travel to America without a visa boosts economic opportunities for our country and shows our trusted relationship with Israel as a key ally,” said Sinema.
Click HERE to read the senators’ letter to Secretaries Blinken and Mayorkas. 
Sinema’s first vote as Arizona’s senior Senator was to affirm the relationship between America and Israel by voting in favor of the Strengthening America’s Security in the Middle East Act. The bipartisan legislation approved by the Senate provides critical security resources to Israel and reinforces that, amid efforts to isolate Israel, America stands strong alongside its ally.