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I'm eager to see how this one really plays out! Enjoy the read!

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Interesting article. Thank you for posting.

To me this is the most important in far as changes as I cant see too many changes being made regarding security issues.

* Word is out around the globe of cumbersome visa procedures and other entry rules. That's discouraged many would-be visitors from ever starting the process. For those who do make the trip, intrusive inspections and rude treatment upon arrival at airports leave many foreigners thinking, "Never again."

* Will the plan result in a friendlier reception and more foreign visitors to the USA?

I hope so or its the US's loss.


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I'm eager to see how this one really plays out! Enjoy the read!

Link to article here: USA Tries To Be Less Daunting To Foreign Visitors

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I can't say anything bad about the immigration officers or the whole immigration process. I never had any problems or any bad experience after 9-11. After things like that every country would think over immigration procedures. There is no reason to criticize anything and maybe the guys who are mourning about lost visitors should look for other reasons. Maybe the reason is within their company.

All I can say that every flight to the United States that I took after 9-11 was completely full. On flights before that I could lay down on the seats because the seats next to me were not occupied.

I'm eager to see how this one really plays out! Enjoy the read!

Link to article here: USA Tries To Be Less Daunting To Foreign Visitors

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I can't say anything bad about the immigration officers or the whole immigration process. I never had any problems or any bad experience after 9-11. After things like that every country would think over immigration procedures. There is no reason to criticize anything and maybe the guys who are mourning about lost visitors should look for other reasons. Maybe the reason is within their company.

All I can say that every flight to the United States that I took after 9-11 was completely full. On flights before that I could lay down on the seats because the seats next to me were not occupied.


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I'm eager to see how this one really plays out! Enjoy the read!

Link to article here: USA Tries To Be Less Daunting To Foreign Visitors

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I can't say anything bad about the immigration officers or the whole immigration process. I never had any problems or any bad experience after 9-11. After things like that every country would think over immigration procedures. There is no reason to criticize anything and maybe the guys who are mourning about lost visitors should look for other reasons. Maybe the reason is within their company.

All I can say that every flight to the United States that I took after 9-11 was completely full. On flights before that I could lay down on the seats because the seats next to me were not occupied.

It is apparent from various other peoples experiences that not all experience the same level of politeness as you have done. There is never any excuse for rudeness, not even 9-11

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I'm eager to see how this one really plays out! Enjoy the read!

Link to article here: USA Tries To Be Less Daunting To Foreign Visitors

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I can't say anything bad about the immigration officers or the whole immigration process. I never had any problems or any bad experience after 9-11. After things like that every country would think over immigration procedures. There is no reason to criticize anything and maybe the guys who are mourning about lost visitors should look for other reasons. Maybe the reason is within their company.

All I can say that every flight to the United States that I took after 9-11 was completely full. On flights before that I could lay down on the seats because the seats next to me were not occupied.

It is apparent from various other peoples experiences that not all experience the same level of politeness as you have done. There is never any excuse for rudeness, not even 9-11

Well, I worked at an international airport for many years. And the people being rude are most of the time the passengers. If you stay nice and polite I think no one at immigrations will be rude or mean. But of course everyone deserves to be treated the way they treat other people. Good, bad or otherwise.

Coming to the United States is a privilege, not a given right. The only people who have the given right are U.S.-citizens. Everyone who wants to enter any country has to bow down to the laws and requirements of that country. If the person is not willing to, don't enter!


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I'm eager to see how this one really plays out! Enjoy the read!

Link to article here: USA Tries To Be Less Daunting To Foreign Visitors

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I can't say anything bad about the immigration officers or the whole immigration process. I never had any problems or any bad experience after 9-11. After things like that every country would think over immigration procedures. There is no reason to criticize anything and maybe the guys who are mourning about lost visitors should look for other reasons. Maybe the reason is within their company.

All I can say that every flight to the United States that I took after 9-11 was completely full. On flights before that I could lay down on the seats because the seats next to me were not occupied.

It is apparent from various other peoples experiences that not all experience the same level of politeness as you have done. There is never any excuse for rudeness, not even 9-11

Well, I worked at an international airport for many years. And the people being rude are most of the time the passengers. If you stay nice and polite I think no one at immigrations will be rude or mean. But of course everyone deserves to be treated the way they treat other people. Good, bad or otherwise.

Coming to the United States is a privilege, not a given right. The only people who have the given right are U.S.-citizens. Everyone who wants to enter any country has to bow down to the laws and requirements of that country. If the person is not willing to, don't enter!

Tourism of countries including the US is important as pointed out in that article. Man you would be a shocker in PR ahahahahaha ;)


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I'm eager to see how this one really plays out! Enjoy the read!

Link to article here: USA Tries To Be Less Daunting To Foreign Visitors

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I can't say anything bad about the immigration officers or the whole immigration process. I never had any problems or any bad experience after 9-11. After things like that every country would think over immigration procedures. There is no reason to criticize anything and maybe the guys who are mourning about lost visitors should look for other reasons. Maybe the reason is within their company.

All I can say that every flight to the United States that I took after 9-11 was completely full. On flights before that I could lay down on the seats because the seats next to me were not occupied.

It is apparent from various other peoples experiences that not all experience the same level of politeness as you have done. There is never any excuse for rudeness, not even 9-11

Well, I worked at an international airport for many years. And the people being rude are most of the time the passengers. If you stay nice and polite I think no one at immigrations will be rude or mean. But of course everyone deserves to be treated the way they treat other people. Good, bad or otherwise.

Coming to the United States is a privilege, not a given right. The only people who have the given right are U.S.-citizens. Everyone who wants to enter any country has to bow down to the laws and requirements of that country. If the person is not willing to, don't enter!

Tourism of countries including the US is important as pointed out in that article. Man you would be a shocker in PR ahahahahaha ;)

It is exactly like I said. If the so-called tourists are nice, the immigration officer will be the same. Like I said before. I never ever had any bad experience. Just at my job with rude passengers. I am pretty sure that the immigration officers will say exactly the same.

If you want to visit a country. Follow the rules or stay at home. Period!


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That is a great article, but everyone has to keep one thing in mind. A huge influence on the "boarder patrol/control" and immigration laws is the illegal immigrants entering the United States through Mexico. Unfortunately the ones who really pay the price are other foriegn nationals who have no choice but to enter through a monotired immigration check point, they end up receiving the blunt of the frustration Americans feel toward the government not doing much to keep the illegal immigrants out of the country. I personally don't mind sharing this country with anyone who wishes to be here, but as a US citizen I can honestly say that I feel like a minority in my own country. There are so many illegal immigrants (from Mexico) and this causes Americans to cry out to the government to do something to stop it. I would not expect any other country to let me in without me passing whatever rules and requirements they impose; and if I could not meet the rules and requirmemts I would respect that and not try to enter.

The other influence has been the tragedy in NY on 9-11, most people would have to admit that if they were witness to such a monsterous act on their own land, they would expect the leaders of that country to do more to ensure such an act never repeats itself! At any cost!

Do unto others as you would have others do unto you! If visitors of the United States encounter some ignorant person who is rude to them, SMILE AND SHOW THEM THAT THEY ARE WRONG ABOUT VISITORS BEING RUDE, sooner or later they will come to realize that these "polite visotors" are not the problem. Kill them with KINDNESS!!! You can't go wrong.

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Plenty of countries have suffered appalling terrorist acts (including my own - please don't forget 7/7) and don't have the same bad PR for their Immigration sections.

Of COURSE one expects to be checked and checked again at any POE for any land being visited but the point is that these things are done with polite professionalism, not rudeness or ignorance.

Myself, I've never had any problems with visiting the US - always had the polite friendly officers - but I don't 'assume' my experience is typical.

If there are complaints enough that perception is the entry point people are not 'friendly' then obviously its a problem for more than one visitor and needs addressing.


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My experience of arriving at cincinnati was pretty alarming to me....a guy was yelling and barking orders at us all trying to get us to make separate lines....but I think we were so taken aback we just looked at him gobsmaked which made him even madder........ :lol::lol: personally, I didn't understand a word he said but follwed a crowd.... :help: I mean he had a gun an' all........ :unsure:

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While I find this article mildly interesting, it really isn't a big surprise. I agree with rebeccajo:

You know what disgusts me about this? Rice and Chertoff in the same room to discuss border controls at the behest of WHO?

Big Business.

Even before 9-11 it was and is extremely unlikely that any of my relatives from Belarus will ever get a visa for even a temporary tourist visit to our home in the USA. They are routinely refused visas and the embassy keeps our $100 "application fee". Why? Are they terrorists, criminals, or enemies of America? NO! They are just common people without wealth. Not the kind of people America (Big Business) welcomes.

I really find it pathetic and sadly amusing that the US embassy in Belarus refuses them visas on grounds that they have no compelling ties to Belarus that would preclude them from immigrating. And I see first hand living in Texas the joke that has occurred daily for 20+ years on the border with Mexico. As long as an illegal immigrant will work for less than prevailing wages for the benefactors of the ruling elite, the law be damned and ignored. Blatantly.

Less daunting for foreign visitors??? HA!!! Less daunting for Big Business and their profits are more the truth.

Can anyone spell h-y-p-o-c-r-i-s-y?


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As I've visited the USA several times and never once had a problem, the POE officers have always been polite and informative, the best was at Seatac Airport. Now I have heard some real horror stories about the POE and I feel sorry for the people involved, we all have bad days, working with the public like I have for the past 5 years is no easy job, some are really rude, the majority are nice and polite. I always thought if you want something real bad then you ask nicely, biting your tongue at any rudeness directed at you.

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While I find this article mildly interesting, it really isn't a big surprise. I agree with rebeccajo:
You know what disgusts me about this? Rice and Chertoff in the same room to discuss border controls at the behest of WHO?

Big Business.

Even before 9-11 it was and is extremely unlikely that any of my relatives from Belarus will ever get a visa for even a temporary tourist visit to our home in the USA. They are routinely refused visas and the embassy keeps our $100 "application fee". Why? Are they terrorists, criminals, or enemies of America? NO! They are just common people without wealth. Not the kind of people America (Big Business) welcomes.

I really find it pathetic and sadly amusing that the US embassy in Belarus refuses them visas on grounds that they have no compelling ties to Belarus that would preclude them from immigrating. And I see first hand living in Texas the joke that has occurred daily for 20+ years on the border with Mexico. As long as an illegal immigrant will work for less than prevailing wages for the benefactors of the ruling elite, the law be damned and ignored. Blatantly.

Less daunting for foreign visitors??? HA!!! Less daunting for Big Business and their profits are more the truth.

Can anyone spell h-y-p-o-c-r-i-s-y?

Well said....and unfortunately all too true. Such a tough and frustrating situation for you.........


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I really find it pathetic and sadly amusing that the US embassy in Belarus refuses them visas on grounds that they have no compelling ties to Belarus that would preclude them from immigrating.
My best friend's fiance is from Belarus. She has been here for 7 years and if she leaves she will not be allowed back in. She has a great lawyer, but is stuck in red tape and simply cannot seem to get approved for a Green card. It's a terrible mess, especially since my friend travels overseas a lot and cannot take her with him.

Meanwhile my friend tried to sponsor his fiance's mother for a visit here and it was not the US that declined her but her own country! Remember, Belarus is a dictatorship and a bad one at that and they do some not so nice things to their people at times.

Life is hard, people. :(

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