Guam - The Guam Chamber of Commerce wants to get more clarification on why the Department of Defense is opposed to the China/Russia visa waiver. Chamber president David Leddy says it's the right time to engage in discussions with homeland security.
The Chamber supports the Guam Visitors Bureau's quest for the visa waiver program and will join them in Washington, DC next week to hear more from DOD officials. "Until we hear a clear message from DHS on what security threat they're referencing, we assume there's no threat. But if there is a security threat issue then this a time again as a group to come together, work together and engage in discussion with DHS and DOD and find a way to resolve these things and move forward with the visa waiver program," said Leddy.
Leddy says the inclusion of Russian and Chinese tourists will not only economically benefit the government, but the private sector and military.