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President Obama visited Disney World on Thursday and promised to open the state to more tourism. Orlando thrives on tourism, so an influx will mean more jobs for locals.
ORLANDO, FL (Catholic Online) - "I'm here because I want more tourists here tomorrow," Obama said in a speech delivered in front of Cinderella's Castle at Disney World. He continued, "I want America to be the top tourist destination in the world."
President Obama has explained that he wants to extend the State Department's Global Entry Program for trusted international visitors. Additionally, he will expand the visa-application process for some countries and add more countries to the Visa Waver program, which would allow visitors from some countries skip the visa process altogether.
President Obama has already issued the executive order to begin these changes.
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Pope Benedict XVI's Prayer Intentions for January 2013
General Intention: The Faith of Christians. That in this Year of Faith Christians may deepen their knowledge of the mystery of Christ and witness joyfully to the gift of faith in him.
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