Senator Cruz Seeks More Support from Bordallo on Visa Waiver Program

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Guam – Vice Speaker B.J. Cruz has written to Congresswoman Bordallo requesting further support for the Guam-CNMI Visa Waiver Program.

The Vice Speaker is asking the Congresswoman to step up her efforts to educate DHS and the White House of the importance of the Guam-CNMI Visa Waiver Program.

In the letter, Cruz points out that the Japanese tourism market is declining due to the aging of the population in Japan. And he argues that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has only made the situation worse by proposing difficult requirements for the Visa-Waiver program.

Read Senator Cruz’s letter to Congresswoman Bordallo

The Vice-Speaker maintains that China and Russia are the key to reviving Guam’s tourist industry.

Senator Cruz points out that Congresswoman Bordallo’s past efforts to educate DHS have benefited the CNMI tourism industry. Because of
extended parole granted to the CNMI Visitor Entry Program, Chinese and Russian tourists continue to visit the CNMI. In order to expand Guam’s
tourism market, Cruz requested that Congresswoman Bordallo step up communication efforts to DHS and the White House.