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The leaders of the US National Academies of Science have warned that security reviews for foreign researchers are causing delays that threaten the health of US science.

In a statement released on 13 December, they call on the US government to fast-track foreign scientists seeking to enter the country, and say that the scientific and technical community should be involved in determining areas of particular security concern.

To prevent future disruptions, they also ask the Department of State to reinstate a "precleared" status for foreign scientists who travel frequently to the United States, to create a special visa for researchers with solid credentials and an invitation from US scientists.

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Source: Science 298, 2305 (2002)

Link to 13 December statement by the US National Academies of Science

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US National Academies of Science