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Nearly 740,000 Foreigners Overstayed U.S. Visas Last Year

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS (ELLIOT SPAGAT)
May 22, 2017, 5:48 PM EDT May 22, 2017, 6:25 PM EDT
San Diego (AP) -- Nearly 740,000 foreigners who were supposed to leave the United States during a recent 12-month period overstayed their visas, the Homeland Security Department said Monday, detailing a crucial but often overlooked contributor to the number of people in the country illegally.

President Donald Trump has proposed spending billions of dollars to erect a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico and hire more border agents, but those measures would not address people who arrive legally and stay after their visas expire. An estimated 40 percent of the roughly 11 million people in the country illegally stayed past their visas.

There were 739,478 overstays from October 2015 through September 2016 among visitors who arrive by plane or ship — more than the population of Alaska.

The total number of overstays is much larger but has not been quantified because the statistic doesn't include how many people leave by land.

The cost and technological hurdles to develop a checkout system at congested land crossings are enormous because the sites are so busy. Last year, Homeland Security tested facial scans at a San Diego border crossing but has npt said if the technology works or will be expanded.

Homeland Security last year published the number of overstays for the first time in at least two decades, saying 527,127 people who came by air or ship stayed past their visas from October 2014 to September 2015.

This year's report added student and foreign exchange visitors and many visa categories for temporary workers, while last year's only counted business travelers and tourists. Homeland Security said it will make additional improvements in future reports, including more data on people who cross by land.

Overstays accounted for 1.5 percent of the 50.4 million visitors who arrived by plane or ship in the latest period, Homeland Security said. Canada occupied the top slot for overstays among business travelers and tourists, followed by Mexico, Brazil, Venezuela and the United Kingdom. Germany, Colombia, China, India and Italy rounded out the top 10.

The overstay rate was much higher among students and foreign exchange visitors, with 79,818 of 1.5 million, or 5.5 percent, staying after their visas expired. China had the largest number of student overstays, followed by Saudi Arabia, South Korea, India and Brazil.

Trump vowed during last year's campaign to finish building a system to record when visitors leave the country by using biometric identifiers, like facial or iris scans, but he has focused much of his attention on building a wall and hiring more border agents.

Homeland Security's internal watchdog said earlier this month that immigration agents waste their time logging in and out of archaic computer systems while trying to track down foreigners suspected of overstaying their visas only to find out later that many visa holders have left the country.

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Associated Press writer Alicia A. Caldwell in Washington contributed to this report.
 

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This is precisely why a wall on our southern border will do little to stem illegal immigration. More unauthorized immigrants are coming from countries like India and China these days.

And those that are already here, have been here for sometime:

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http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/04/27/5-facts-about-illegal-immigration-in-the-u-s/
 

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All illegal immigrants should be deported

Policy of giving amnesty to illegal immigrants should be gone.

People could be allowed into the country after thorough back ground checks in the sectors where there is shortage of work force. This should be minute as there are huge number of US citizens who are currently jobless and on social security.

Jobless US citizens should be trained on skills where there is shortage.

US citizens should have the first right on the jobs.
 
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Chinese inspite of developed economy run gangs both in US and Canada in bringing people illegally. I am often awestuck by their survival instincts inspite of knowing very lil english
 

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Illegal immigrant demographics are rapidly changing:

"India now ranks fourth after Mexico, El Salvador and Guatemala in terms of the countries that are the largest source of unauthorized migrants to America."


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India illegals will increase as they need to make money to send back to India. Their economy is based on remittance for growth so Indian government strategically find ways to get people to come to US, stay here using any necessary means, and make money to send back to India to the detriment of US.
 

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India illegals will increase as they need to make money to send back to India. Their economy is based on remittance for growth so Indian government strategically find ways to get people to come to US, stay here using any necessary means, and make money to send back to India to the detriment of US.
Read the op again, Chinese are the largest overstayed US visas.
 

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Read the op again, Chinese are the largest overstayed US visas.

No, it is you that needs to read what I posted above.

Indians are the fastest growing group of illegal immigrants. India is now the fourth largest source of illegal immigrants after Mexico, El Salvador, and Guatemala.
 

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whoever they are,if they overstay, just deport them
their country their law
i don't know what is point to talk this

Not as easy as you think...
http://lawandborder.com/china-fails-to-repatriate-u-s-deportees-jeopardizes-10-year-visas/

"There is a backlog of nearly 39,000 Chinese nationals who have been ordered deported by the U.S. but who have not been removed because China is dragging its feet in issuing travel documents..."

"Beijing explains delays by saying it can be difficult to verify citizenship, a process that might require visits to distant villages and towns."
 

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Not as easy as you think...
http://lawandborder.com/china-fails-to-repatriate-u-s-deportees-jeopardizes-10-year-visas/

"There is a backlog of nearly 39,000 Chinese nationals who have been ordered deported by the U.S. but who have not been removed because China is dragging its feet in issuing travel documents..."

"Beijing explains delays by saying it can be difficult to verify citizenship, a process that might require visits to distant villages and towns."
There are surely many such insects who have broken the law and fled to USA, they think your country a harbour
When they fled to USA, just throw the passport and made themselves nobody,such guys brough a lot of money to USA
USA and China should cooperate about such thing, sometimes money is not everything,people should keep universal value
 

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There are surely many such insects who have broken the law and fled to USA, they think your country a harbour
When they fled to USA, just throw the passport and made themselves nobody,such guys brough a lot of money to USA
USA and China should cooperate about such thing, sometimes money is not everything,people should keep universal value

Assuming it is common for people to throw their passports away and simply deny they are an overstayer...it is a lot easier to find somebody attempting to work illegally to survive than somebody who has millions and simply stays at home watching tv all day.
 

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Assuming it is common for people to throw their passports away and simply deny they are an overstayer...it is a lot easier to find somebody attempting to work illegally to survive than somebody who has millions and simply stays at home watching tv all day.
Your country your rule, there will never be completely justice
Do whatever you should do even if they are chinese, law should be kept
 

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