Saturday, July 8, 2023

Report: Foreigners Overstaying Their Visas Hits ‘Record Number’ Under Joe Biden; Record 853,955 Foreigners Overstay Visa Decades after Terrorists Did it to Execute 9/11

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Report: Foreigners Overstaying Their Visas Hits ‘Record Number’ Under Joe Biden:
Foreign nationals overstaying their visas, and thus becoming illegal aliens, has reportedly hit a “record number” under President Joe Biden’s watch, new Department of Homeland Security (DHS) data suggests.
Biden’s DHS released its annual visa overstay report for Fiscal Year 2022, revealing that nearly 854,000 foreign nationals overstayed their visas from October 2021 through September 2022 — more than 795,000 of which remain illegal aliens in the United States, while close to 59,000 left the U.S. only after their visas expired.
Center for Immigration Studies Director of Research Jessica Vaughan writes that the figure is “probably a record high” for the DHS. For comparison, in Fiscal Year 2015, about 482,000 foreign nationals had overstayed their visas.
“The total overstay rate for 2022 was 3.64 percent, which is more than double the rate of recent years,” Vaughan writes.
Last year alone, more than 172,000 Venezuelans overstayed their visas — an overstay rate of more than 44 percent. Likewise, 16,750 Indian nationals overstayed their visas, as well as more than 25,000 Dominicans, 14,000 Ecuadorians, 21,000 Chinese nationals, and close to 22,000 Colombians. --->READ MORE HERE
Record 853,955 Foreigners Overstay Visa Decades after Terrorists Did it to Execute 9/11:
More than two decades after Islamic terrorists exploited the U.S. government’s inefficient system for tracking foreigners who overstay visas, the problem is only getting worse with a startling 853,955 visa overstays in fiscal year 2022. A new report issued by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) tries to downplay the severity of the situation by shining a light on the positive, that the overstay rate is a mere 3.67% compared to 96.33% of over 23 million nonimmigrants that departed the country on time in accordance with the terms of their admission.
The reality is that the latest available overstay figure is an alarming record-breaker for the U.S. and it indicates that national security is not being taken seriously by the government. At least four of the September 11 hijackers were in the United States with expired visas and all these years later the government—under both Democratic and Republican administrations—has not found a way to adequately track visa overstayers. After the 9/11 attacks Congress created a system to track the entry and exit of foreign nationals by using electronically scanned fingerprints and photographs. It was called the U.S. Visitor and Immigration Status Indicator Technology (US VISIT) and it was seriously flawed even though the government invested around a billion dollars over several years to get it going. It never worked properly, however.
In the meantime, a persistent crisis involving visa overstays has gripped the nation in years following the 2001 attacks. The investigative arm of Congress, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that nearly half of the nation’s illegal aliens entered the U.S. legally and overstayed their visa undetected. Other federal investigations have revealed that the U.S. has failed to properly remove millions who overstayed their visa, including DHS losing track of hundreds of dangerous foreigners that “could pose a national security or public safety concerns.” Every year the government fails to catch hundreds of thousands of foreign nationals who overstay their visa. In fiscal year 2015 it was more than half a million, including thousands from terrorist nations like Pakistan, Iraq, Yemen, Libya and Syria. A few years later the number of visa overstayers increased to 702,000. Among them was a Portuguese man with an expired visa charged in the gruesome kidnap and murder of a young woman whose body was found bound in a suitcase on a Connecticut street. --->READ MORE HERE
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