Tourism. Bring it. From a small business perspective, it’s important. It does make a difference. Open some flood gates. Yes, it’s a problem with emigration and safety but it’s fine for other countries like Japan, etc. In China, there are only 5 places for the entire population to get a visa and the wait time is a 120 days! According to ABC news, “In the last decade, the U.S. lost out on 78 million overseas visitors — that’s $606 billion in spending — in stores, malls, tourist destinations right here in America. Enough to add nearly half a million jobs every year.” (ABC – Tourism)
There’s a lot of ramifications with opening some flood gates, but the short term could use it. The long term can be problematic.