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‘DRAMATIC IMPROVEMENT’ IN US AND EUROPEAN INTEL SHARING BECAUSE OF ISIS

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

More than ever, European countries are voluntarily providing the United States with large amounts of information about their citizens, particularly as those citizens attempt to travel, the nation’s top counterterrorism official said.

STUDY: IMPROVED TOURIST VISA LAWS WOULD ADD BILLIONS IN REVENUE AND THOUSANDS OF JOBS WITHIN FIVE YEARS

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Thursday, January 7, 2016

The report, "Passport to Future Economic Growth: How Expanding the Visa Waiver Program Will Strengthen the U.S. Economy and Create American Tourism Jobs," found that when a country joins the U.S. Visa Waiver Program, the United States sees a notable increase in the number of tourists from that country in the immediate years that follow.

CONGRESS OKS WATERED-DOWN BILL ON US-ISRAEL TIES

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Friday, December 5, 2014

Congress approved legislation Wednesday deepening U.S.-Israeli cooperation after softening a push to grant Israelis visa-free travel rights to the United States even as the Jewish state persists in blocking some Arab and Muslim Americans from its territory.

The bill, passed by a voice vote in the House, now goes to President Barack Obama for his signature.

WILL SECURE COMMUNITIES WORK FOR IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT?

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The federal government's Secure Communities program has been as controversial as it has been counterproductive, so we're glad the Obama administration's new approach to immigration enforcement will mean the program's demise. Yet we also harbor some skepticism about its successor, the Priority Enforcement Program— and wonder whether there will be much difference.

Under Secure Communities, local

5 POSITIVES FROM OBAMA'S ASIA TRIP

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Sunday, November 16, 2014

President Obama’s trip to the Asia-Pacific, with stops in China and Myanmar, gave him a number of surprising foreign policy achievements.

The U.S. and China had clashed over cyber hacking, democracy protests in Hong Kong, and territorial disputes in the East China Sea ahead of the visit.

‘CHINA-US VISA DEAL TO UNLEASH TRAVEL, TRADE BOOM’

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Saturday, November 15, 2014

The new liberalised visa agreement between China and the US will unleash a major travel and trade boom between the world’s two largest economies and will also be used as a template by Beijing to make similar arrangements with other developed countries, Chinese officials said today.

The new agreement made during the recent visit of US President Barack Obama to Beijing for Asia-Pacific Economic

NEW US-CHINA VISA RULES SEEN SPURRING TOURISM, INVESTMENTS

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Saturday, November 15, 2014

A policy change that will enable U.S. and Chinese citizens to visit each other’s countries repeatedly for a decade — 10 times the length of a current visa — is expected to spur more of the tourism and investments from China that have mushroomed in recent years.

The change, announced by President Obama in a visit to China this week, means that Chinese tourists and business executives now holding

CHINESE INBOUND IS EXPORT, BIG EXPORT

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Friday, November 14, 2014

To the uninitiated there are two confounding counter-intuitive aspects of tourism. The first overarching confusion is that the sight of people enjoying themselves, whether they’re frolicking on a beach or perusing a masterwork in a museum, is an industrial sight.

It’s a business that sustains mortgages, pays tuition and puts food on the table for many people.

MARRIOTT CEO: CHINESE VISITATION TO US GOOD FOR ECONOMY

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson discusses the U.S. and China's decision to issue travel and business visas that will be good for up to 10 years.

WHITE HOUSE EXPLAINS WHY ITS VISA REFORMS ARE A BIG DEAL FOR THE U.S. ECONOMY

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Monday, November 10, 2014

People naturally think of boosting exports as shipping more products to faraway lands, but when travelers come from afar to spend money here, that generates economic activity in America too.

Tourism is America's largest services export, and growth in international visitors has created roughly 260,000 American jobs over the past five years.

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