Fed Tech Slowed ICE Agents Tracking Visa Overstays, Report Finds

A recent report issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) shows just how much the federal government has done to handicap ICE agents who are working to find those who are illegally in the country because of visa overstays. Estimates reveal there are 1.2 million of these individuals in the country. Two of the 9/11 terrorists overstayed their visas.

A pedestrian crossing from Mexico into the United States at the Otay Mesa port of entry has his facial features and eyes scanned at a biometric kiosk Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015, in San Diego. On Thursday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection began capturing facial and eye scans of foreigners entering …

Tech Limitations Hinder ICE Enforcement of Visa Overstays

A recent U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) report reveals the information technology (IT) used by the government is ineffective to keep tabs on those who overstay visas. Moreover, the lag also causes a delay in determining whether a visa holder poses a national security threat. There is a backlog of more than 1.2 million visa overstays.

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Exclusive — Sessions on U.S. Failure To Implement Visa Tracking System 15 Years After 9/11: ‘Choice’ Is ‘Crystal Clear’ Between Trump, Clinton

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), the chairman of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee’s subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest, told Breitbart News exclusively in a pre-September 11th interview that the United States government has dropped the ball in the 15 years since the 9/11 terrorist attacks when it comes to keeping potential terrorists from getting into America.

Venezuelan immigrants collect donations from Venezuela Awareness, a foundation created to help Venezuelan immigrants, at a storage facility in Miami, Florida, on June 03, 2016. Since early 2014, Venezuela has been among the top 10 asylum-seeking nations in the US. 'The foreign-born population of Venezuelan origin living in the US …

Venezuelan Requests for Asylum in the U.S. Skyrocket 168 Percent

From October 2015 to June 2016, Venezuelans filed 10,221 applications for asylum. By comparison, over that same period last fiscal year — October 2014 to June 2015 — just 3,810 Venezuelans filed applications for asylum in the U.S.

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Estimate: 482k Illegal Aliens Overstayed Visas Last year

“I’m concerned there are unidentified national security and public safety risks in a population that large, which has historically been the primary means for terrorist entry to the United States,” Rep. Martha McSally said Tuesday at a subcommittee hearing examining the national security risks posed by illegal immigrants who overstay their visas.

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CBP Official: No Target Date for Implementing Biometric Exit System

While the law has dictated for well over a decade that the government implement a biometric tracking system for foreign travelers in the U.S., the Department of Homeland Security still has no date set for its implementation, according to a Customs and Border Protection official.

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DHS Official: ICE Investigated .05 Percent of Visa Overstays

The Obama administration investigated just 3,000 visa overstays out of an estimated population of some six million illegal immigrants who remained in the U.S. after their visa expired last year, an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) official testified before a Senate panel Wednesday.

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Rubio: Address H-1B Visa Loopholes, Deport People Who Overstay Their Visas

Florida Senator and Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio argued the US needs to address loopholes in the H-1B visa system and “absolutely” deport people who overstay their visas on Wednesday’s “Mark Levin Show.” Rubio said there are two problems with

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Foreign Nationals Issued Temporary Visas Surge Under Obama

The report, authored by CIS senior fellow David North and obtained in advance by Breitbart News, reveals that the number of visas issued to nonimmigrants such as tourists, students, temporary workers and the like increased from 5.8 million in fiscal year 2009 to 9.9 million in FY 2014. “Although visa overstayers account for 40 to 45 percent of the illegal alien population, it became easier during those years to secure these visas — the percentage of visa denials to all visa decisions dropped from 18.6 percent in FY 2009 to 15.3 percent in FY 2014, according to State Department data,” North writes.