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Belgian terrorists can enter the US without a visa

Security forces in Brussels
Security forces in Brussels
Reuters

In the wake of Islamic State's (ISIS) lethal Brussels bombings Tuesday in which 34 were murdered and around 200 others were wounded, a top US lawmaker has warned Belgian terrorists are still able to enter America without a visa or thorough security checks.

Representative Ron DeSantis (R-FL), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, told the Washington Free Beacon late Tuesday that Congress has warned the administration of US President Barack Obama that Belgium is a terror hotspot, but despite repeated requests the current program has not been changed.

According to the US visa waiver program citizens of Belgium, which is a partner nation in the program, can enter America with minimal background checks - meaning radicalized Muslims can legally travel to the US at will. READ MORE