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Governor to discuss visa waiver issues in DC

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by Mindy Aguon

Guam - Governor Eddie Calvo will be headed back to the nation's capitol and the lingering issue of the visa waiver program and the inclusion of China and Russia will be the center of discussions. Governor's Chief Policy Advisor Arthur Clark says they are trying to set up a meeting with Homeland Security Director Janet Napolitano or high-ranking officials to get more clarity on visa waiver issues.

Clark told KUAM News, "There's been a lot of discussion with Department of the Interior, the Department of Defense and Homeland Security, so there have been a lot of discussions on this particular issue. So we've got them all talking about it and reacting to the governor's inquiries on visa waiver."

As it stands now, Guam's visa waiver program does not include China and Russia. Island leaders have pushed for the inclusion of the two countries to help boost tourism that has been in a slump in recent months.

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