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November 24, 2006

Survey: US Immigration the Worst

A survey by the Discover America Partnership, a travel and tourism business group, reveals that the USA ranks dead last in terms of providing a speedy and courteous welcome to visitors and business people traveling there. Over 2,000 travelers rated their experiences in 17 countries all over the world. The survey found that the entry process into the US was considered the worst, and furthermore, over half of travelers deemed their immigration officials to be rude.

On a somewhat related note, US immigration officials may soon be stationed at Narita Airport. If approved, they would be there in an advisory role, to help Japanese officials determine the authenticity of passports, and whether certain passengers would be able to enter the US, should that be their intended destination.

U.S. 'worst' in welcoming foreign visitors: survey (Japan Today)
U.S. immigration officers to be stationed at Narita airport (Japan Today)
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