Posted: 02 Oct 2007 Print Send a link
Rep. Sam Farr (D-California) introduces the "Improving Public Diplomacy through International Travel Act." "Here's why: Foreign visitors don't feel welcome. International travelers say America has the world's worst entry process." Santa Cruz Sentinel, 28 September 2007. "Then why, despite her professed high regard for public diplomacy and the free exchange of ideas as key tools in the arsenal of U.S. foreign policy, is [Secretary] Rice permitting so many visas to be denied to foreign scholars who have been invited to the U.S. to engage in the free trade of ideas? The list is lengthy and growing." Stanford G. Thatcher, 30 September 2007.