IN THE NEWS: WASHINGTON EXAMINER – Business coalition wants to make visiting US easier to stave off tourism collapse

A new coalition of powerful business groups is set to propose a raft of proposals to stem a decline in tourism by making it easier for visitors to come to the country.

The Visit U.S. Coalition, formed last month by more than a dozen major business groups, will call for expanding and renaming the Visa Waiver Program, according to a draft set of policy recommendations given to the Washington Examiner. The coalition also will push for greater access to travel visas and increased efficiency at Customs, along with ramped-up hiring of Customs and Border Protection officers.

The group is hoping to liberalize some aspects of the border system at the same time that the Trump administration has sought to tighten border controls and increase immigration restrictions, including President Trump’s travel ban executive order.

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