- The Washington Times - Friday, October 4, 2019

President Trump nominated Poland for full visa-waiver status to ease travel between the nations, the White House said Friday, following through on a promise he made to President Andrzej Duda this year.

The Department of Homeland Security will assess Poland’s entry into the program and take action to ensure that Polish nationals can enjoy visa-free travel to the U.S. for business or pleasure.

“If Poland is designated as a Visa Waiver Program country, its nationals would be authorized for visa-free travel to the United States for business and tourism,” White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said. “The bilateral relationship between the United States and Poland has never been stronger, and this would serve as a remarkable accomplishment for both countries.”

Speaking to White House reporters, Mr. Trump cited the large number of people of Polish descent who live in the U.S.

“People from the U.S., people from Poland can easily go back and forth,” he said.
Mr. Trump said the U.S. has been trying to settle the agreement for “many, many decades.”

“I got it for the Polish people in honor of the Polish people in the United States — and in Poland — so we’re very happy with that,” Mr. Trump said.

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