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Clark updates visa waiver program status

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by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - Governor's Chief Policy Advisor Arthur Clark provided island Rotarians an update on the Administration's efforts to secure a China-Russia visa waiver program. Guam has been pushing for the program but it's been stalled with the Department of Homeland Security.

Currently DHS is preparing a comprehensive analysis on how the visa waiver program on Guam will affect national security, border protection and economic development in Guam and the CNMI. The Department of Defense likewise is working to reconcile its position on the matter.

During the governor's recent trip to DC and Utah he along with Clark were able to discuss the issue with federal officials. "So we're very happy to hear that I've actually prepared a letter after the governor approves it that responds to some of the questions they asked us in DC and Salt Lake City," he said. "Trying to impress upon them both on a national security perspective but primarily from an economic perspective here on Guam how vitally important it is for this visa waiver program to go forward."

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