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3 S.C. J. Int'l L. & Bus. 147 (2006-2007)
Growing Dispute over Transatlantic Visa Reciprocity could Lead to US vs. EU Legal Battle

handle is hein.journals/scjilb3 and id is 281 raw text is: GROWING DISPUTE OVER TRANSATLANTIC
Robert S. Wilson*
Americans enjoy thinking of their country as an open, welcoming
nation-a nation who opened its borders and, more importantly, its markets to
the huddled, tired masses of the world. The hallmarks of the American
openness of spirit are numerous. America's description of itself as a melting
pot reflects the historical fact that people from all over the world not only
immigrated to this country but were quickly assimilated into its culture.
During its bid to host the 2012 Olympics, New York City billed itself as the
world's second home,' a reference not only to the city's vast assortment of
immigrant communities and nearly ubiquitous portrayal in film, but also to the
massive number of foreign tourists who visit every year. Two of the City's
most famous landmarks-Ellis Island and the Statute of Liberty-are iconic
testaments to the alluring promise and hope America once afforded the world.
While few would still argue the merits of continuing the open-door
immigration policy employed in the past, even fewer realize the extent to
which this country has devolved from a city on a hill to a seemingly
impenetrable fortress.2
Part I one of this discusses how American visa policy has far-
reaching consequences that must be taken into account before any changes to
the Visa Waiver Program are performed. Specifically, the article discusses
how overly-restrictive visa policies encourage anti-Americanism which feeds
into the global security threats facing the United States. This article suggests
. JD Candidate, University of South Carolina School of Law, expected 2009;
International MBA Candidate, University of South Carolina Moore School of Business,
expected 2009; B.A. History, cune laude, Clemson University Calhoun Honors College,
2003. 1 would like to thank the members of the South Carolina Journal of International
Business for all of their help in editing my article. This article is dedicated to Hana
Kfirova, without whose knowledge and long conversations I would have never even
known my article's topic existed.
NYC Seeks to Trademark a New Slogan, USA TODAY, Feb. 17, 2005, available
at http://www.usatoday.com/travel/news/2005-02-17-apple-slogan x.htm.
2 See Amy Yee, US Tourism 'Losing Billions Because of Image.' FIN. TIMES,
May 8, 2005, available at http://www.ft.com/cms/s/9d3b32bc-bfe8- 11d9-b376-
00000e251 1c8.html.

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