Homeland Security Considering Lifting Bans on Libyans Getting Aviation, Nuclear Training in the US

Some lawmakers concerned


The Department of Homeland Security is quietly considering lifting a long-standing ban on Libyans coming to the U.S. for training in the aviation and nuclear fields, according to an internal document, raising red flags for lawmakers who say Libya is still a security threat. 

"Now, more than ever, we have concerns about terrorist activity in that country," Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, told "Now the administration wants to normalize—that's just not acceptable."