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U.S. Travel Association Applauds Department Of Homeland Security Pilot Program To Streamline Entry Process
Roger Dow , president and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association , issued the following statement regarding the pilot program launched recently by the Department of Homeland Security's Customs and Border Protection division:
"The U.S. travel industry applauds the Department of Homeland Security for simultaneously strengthening America's security and improving the entry process for foreign visitors. The pilot program announced [recently] to eliminate the paper I-94W form for those that have completed the Electronic System for Travel Authorization is a smart use of technology to increase efficiency and reduce delays at ports of entry. We look forward to working with Customs and Border Protection and related government agencies to build the world's most secure, efficient and welcoming travel system."