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Visa Restrictions Blamed for Drop in International Visitors

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Visa Restrictions Blamed for Drop in International Visitors

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Visa Restrictions Blamed for Drop in International Visitors

Visa Restrictions Blamed for Drop in International Visitors

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Business and pleasure travel to the United States from abroad has declined 28 percent over the past two years, the Commerce Department says. Some analysts and tourism industry representatives blame new visa restrictions imposed after Sept. 11, and protest Justice Department plans to shorten the standard six-month tourist visa. Hear NPR's Greg Allen.

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