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U.S. Seeks to Temper Visa Rules

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U.S. Seeks to Temper Visa Rules

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U.S. Seeks to Temper Visa Rules

U.S. Seeks to Temper Visa Rules

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The Bush administration is asking Congress to give selected U.S. allies more time to produce secure, machine-readable passports for travel to the United States. The new passport requirement was passed after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks to help secure the nation's borders. But, as two cabinet secretaries told the House Judiciary Committee, it could be a bar to tourism. NPR's Pam Fessler reports.