US Military Secrets 'at Risk' of Being Discovered

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More than two dozen members of Congress have blamed the Biden administration for not closing what are viewed as visa loopholes allowing Chinese individuals to, in some cases, gain illegal entry into Guam through the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI).


National security concerns stem from a U.S. Customs and Border Protection–sponsored Visa Waiver Program, which permits Chinese nationals to enter Guam through the CNMI without a separate B-1 (business) or B-2 (tourism) visa.


On November 30, 2023, 32 senators and representatives, including Senator Joni Ernst of Iowa and Representative Neal Dunn of Florida, wrote a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas expressing concern about the policy, known as the Consolidated Natural Resources Act 2008 (CNRA).

Lawmakers waited more than four months for clarity, which many argue they didn't receive.

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