Trump signed an executive order this past Friday restricting travel to the United States from Iran, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, Libya, and Yemen. The temporary 120-day order is designed to keep refugees and immigrants from entering America. This is the “extreme vetting” Trump promised during his campaign.
“People all over the world want to visit the U.S., and the U.S. travel community strongly supports efforts to ensure that visitors to this country are unimpeachably legitimate. In doing so, it is imperative we find the right balance between security and facilitation, and we stand ready to support the administration and Congress to achieve this goal,” said U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow on the issue of the executive orders signed by President Trump.
“We recognize the new administration’s desire to review visa issuance protocols with respect to countries that have a heightened risk of terrorist activity or weak law enforcement cooperation with our government. We urge the administration to conduct this review quickly, and trust that it will yield an even more secure travel security system that protects international travelers and welcomes them into our country to conduct business and to enjoy our cities, attractions, national parks and landmarks,” Dow added.