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Old 09-07-2010, 05:13 PM   #1
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Default Travelers visiting the U.S. must now pay a fee to enter

i think its a GREAT idea !!! ... infact i'd take it a step further and start charging an entry fee at the north and south borders. it would go along way in offsetting the operation costs. hell , they justify tollgates on our highways an bridges , as necessary for upkeep costs, so why not have something to offset border expenses ? hell even if its only $ 1, it would generate hundreds of millions a year if not billions.


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Starting Sept. 8, travelers flying to the states from certain countries will be required to pay a $14 "operational and travel promotion" fee if they do not possess a U.S. visa.

Dubbed the "tourist tax," the new fee has been criticized by the European Union as "inconsistent with the commitment of the U.S. to facilitate transatlantic mobility." The fee affects air and sea travelers from: Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brunei, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

Since January 2009, travelers from these nations have been required to complete an online form and receive prior approval of entry under the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) program. Run by the Department of Homeland Security, the ESTA program is designed to give U.S. authorities extra time and resources to check a traveler's name against "no fly" lists and other terrorist databases. Until now, that registration process was free. To participate in the program, travelers must also have Internet access and a credit card, The New York Times reported.

Travelers are urged to register at the denied, the traveler must apply for a more expensive nonimmigrant visa at a U.S. embassy or consulate. The reason for the denial will not be provided.
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if i remember correctly, i used to have to pay a quarter to cross the bridge into mexico when i was a kid (which was like 200 peso's back then).
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if i remember correctly, i used to have to pay a quarter to cross the bridge into mexico when i was a kid (which was like 200 peso's back then).
so mexican cops even shake down kids ?
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oh yeah, especially on the bar scene w/ the teenagers.

and just about everyone knows if you drive down there, if a cop see's you, plan on getting pulled over, paying your 5 dollar "ticket" and being on your way.
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would they make change for a 20 ?
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