To be clear:
1) I think the gathering of handles like this is stupid, egregious, ridiculous, and a host of other adjectives. Suffice to say I think it's a bad idea.
2) that said, I think you grossly overestimate the US's need for, and concern about, tourists. Certainly there IS a tourism industry here, and it makes good $ and incomes for lots of people. But most Americans to this day don't even have a passport. The US, with its domestic market of 300 million mostly-wealthy people, ultimately doesn't care that much if foreign tourists don't come.