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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Nonimmigrant (Temporary) Admissions to the United States: Policy and Trends

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/R45040.pdf

Reviews the major nonimmigrant categories of admission to the U.S., the procedures by which they are approved, and statistical trends in the issuance of such visas.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Final Report Summarizing Findings of the Review of Designations Under the Antiquities Act

Categories: Congress,Environment,Headlines,Natural Resources,Presidency,Property Rights,Recreation/Travel

https://www.doi.gov/sites/doi.gov/files/uploads/revised_final_report.pdf

Final report of the Secretary of the Interior which reviews the Antiquities Act of 1906 and the relative roles of the legislation and executive branch in declaring monuments.  Reviews and provides recommendations for all monuments designated from 1996 to the present.  From the Interior Department

 

Expenditures on Admissions to the Arts, Movies, Sporting Events, and other Entertainment

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Athletics/Exercise,Libraries/Museums,Prices/Inflation,Recreation/Travel,Statistics

https://www.bls.gov/spotlight/2017/expenditures-on-arts-movies-sporting-events-and-other-entertainments-and-recreational-activities/pdf/expenditures-on-arts-movies-sporting-events-and-other-entertainments-and-recreational-activities.pdf

In 2015 Americans spent an average of $652 on fees and admissions for entertainment.  The figures do not include spending on out-of-town events because of inadequacies in the data.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Summary of Draft Report on National Monuments

https://www.doi.gov/sites/doi.gov/files/uploads/monument-report-summary.pdf

Covers findings and recommendations after 120 day review on national monuments as a result of an April 2017 presidential executive order.  Reviews areas visited by Secretary of Interior and also claims to provide much needed change for local communities regarding private property rights, timber harvesting, Tribal uses of land, and public access to public lands.  Few details included in the summary released to the public.  From the Department of the Interior

 

Protected Areas Database of the United States

Categories: Environment,Maps/Geography,Recreation/Travel

https://gapanalysis.usgs.gov/padus/

The official inventory of public parks and other protected areas in all U.S. states and territories.  Includes 200,000 parks and protected areas covering three billion land and marine acres.  From the U.S. Geological Survey

 

Donald J. Trump et al v. International Refugee Assistance Project

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Headlines,Presidency,Recreation/Travel,Supreme Court/courts

https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/16pdf/16-1436_l6hc.pdf

Supreme Court opinion that allows the Trump travel ban relating to six Middle Eastern countries to continue to be enforced except for those travelers who have a credible claim of relationship with a U.S. person or entity.  Students admitted to U.S. universities would not be affected by the ban. From the U. S. Supreme Court

 

CDC Yellow Book 2018

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Health/Medical,Recreation/Travel

http://www.cdc.gov/yellowbook

aka CDC Health Information for International Travel, issued biennially as a reference for health professionals and as a resource for travelers. Covers travel health guidelines, pretravel vaccine recommendations, and information about emerging infectious disease threats.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Presidential Travel: Estimated Costs for a Specific Presidential Trip to Illinois and Florida

Categories: Govt Finance,Presidency,Recreation/Travel,Statistics

http://www.gao.gov/assets/690/680400.pdf

Finds the cost of a presidential trip to Illinois and Florida in February 2013 amounted to about $3.6 million.  The costs were incurred by the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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