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US Travel Association reacts to Trump travel ban

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The U.S. Travel Association has urged US President Donald Trump to take a balanced approach to tightening its borders.

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U.S. Travel Association stands behind Trump’s ban on travellers from seven Islamic countries

Photo: U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow

Speaking in an official statement, U.S. Travel Association president and CEO Roger Dow said “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. We recognise 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 travellers and welcomes them into our country to conduct business and to enjoy our cities, attractions, national parks and landmarks.”

Trump signed an executive order last week putting a temporary ban on people entering the US from Iraq, Iran, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, Libya, and Yemen.

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