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Wednesday, September 07, 2005

A Friendly Face on a Tight Border

From the Christian Science Monitor:

Tighter border security is part of President Bush's plan to overhaul immigration laws this fall. Primarily intended to address the problem of itinerant undocumented workers, border security also has great significance in the war on terror. In this war, welcoming open-minded visitors to experience US society, culture, and hospitality plays an important role - and particularly so for impressionistic students who generally return to their homelands with enthusiasm for the US. Programs that also bring politicians, journalists, artists, and other opinion-makers from abroad are of immense value. Such visits do much to soften negative views of America that abound elsewhere.

The challenge is preventing entry of those who'd do America harm, while not alienating, or barring, the many the US wants to welcome.

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