No big surprise: under the Bush administration, foreign tourism to the U.S. has fallen, and one reason is the brusque police measures enforced at immigration control at airports. My family and European friends say that getting through airports to visit America makes them feel like criminals. They often prefer not to bother. I know for many Americans, that's no big deal. But the p.r. and economic damage is considerable.
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