– Ahead of the Curve, the FPA goes behind the News –
The Foreign Press Association and The Overseas Press Club oppose proposed rule changes by the Department of Homeland Security that would restrict the freedom of foreign journalists to work in the United States, and could invite retaliation by other governments against U.S. journalists overseas.
The DHS proposal would require foreign journalists holding I visas in the U.S. to apply for renewal every 240 days. Currently, I visas are valid for five years, and allow journalists who cover the United Nations or other U.S. organizations the right to move freely in and out of the U.S. with their families.
Please consider using the following bullet points to make your views known to DHS and the State Dept. by Monday, Oct. 26 on the following link:
Comment Here on the Proposed Rule on the Federal Register >>
We oppose the proposed changes for the following reasons: