REPORTS: More than 700K foreigners in the US overstayed visas in 2016


The Department of Homeland Security announced Monday that more than 600,000 foreigners who legitimately entered the United States in 2016 outstayed their visas and stayed in the nation toward the finish of the year.

Those “visa overstays” represented 1.25% of the 50 million voyagers who touched base in 2016 through the country’s air terminals and seaports. They make up an estimated 40% of the 11 million undocumented migrants who live in the U.S., despite the fact that they are to a great extent dominated by undocumented settlers who cross the southwest outskirt with Mexico.

Little has been known about the population in the past. Homeland Security issued the first report of visa outstays in January 2016. Monday’s report gives government officials and immigration researchers a second year of information, conceivably giving bits of knowledge into nations or visa classes that may warrant nearer investigation from migration authorities.

The Trump organization will likewise utilize the information to look for and catch individuals who exceeded their visas. Country Security said that it gives day by day, refreshed data of individuals who exceeded their visas to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the organization in charge of upholding migration laws in the inside of the nation.

The report said: “Identifying overstays is important for national security, public safety, immigration enforcement, and processing applications for immigration benefits.”

According to the report, a total of 739,470 foreigners remained in the U.S. in 2016 for some period after their visas had expired.


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