Kirk, Quigley to talk visa-free travel for Polish

August 21, 2013

The Associated Press

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U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk has been outspoken in support of including Poland in the U.S. Visa Waiver Program.

A Polish-American organization says two Illinois lawmakers plan to reiterate their support for giving Polish citizens the chance to visit the U.S. for up to 90 days without a visa.

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk and U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley have been outspoken in support of including Poland in the U.S. Visa Waiver Program. The Polish American Association says both will speak Wednesday at its Chicago facility.

A provision to grant Poles visa-free travel is part of comprehensive immigration legislation.

Supporters say the city's large Polish-American community would make Chicago a popular destination for visitors. The Chicago area has one of the largest Polish populations outside of Poland.

Poland's consul general in Chicago, Paulina Kapuscinska, is scheduled to join the legislators at the event.