international community

Decline in tourism to U.S. since Trump took office by Timothy Bakken

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According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, nearly 700,000 fewer tourists came to the U.S. in the first three months of 2017 as compared to the same period in 2016.  This decline resulted in an approximate economic loss to the U.S. of $2.7 billion. While this loss of interest in visiting the U.S. may be based on multiple factors, it’s hard to ignore that it coincides with Trump’s anti-immigrant polices, rhetoric, and polls that show fewer people around the world have a favorable view of the U.S. since Trump took office.

Timothy R. Bakken
Founder

Canada Wants Highly Skilled Immigrants Discouraged by Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Policies by Timothy Bakken

Canada is looking better and better to immigrants turned off by the anti-immigrant rhetoric and policies of the United States. As Trump rolls out stricter and stricter immigration policies he diminishes U.S. standing in the international community, while Canada streamlines (and speeds up!) the process for technology workers and other highly-skilled workers to immigrate and contribute to the Canadian economy and culture. Read the full article here.

Timothy R. Bakken
Founder