“Fortress America” As Visits To US Sharply Down

Travel to the United States this summer is sharply down. “Both tighter restrictions on getting into this country – and a strong disillusionment with the US abroad – are causing tens of thousands of people worldwide to forgo trips to America. Critics say the decline is evidence of a visa-screening process too restrictive, creating a ‘fortress America.’ But supporters see that process as essential to protecting the nation in a post-9/11 world.”