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Mexican Migrants Arrested near Canadian Border

Houlton Sector Border Patrol agents arrested two Mexican nationals after they illegally crossed the Canadian border into Maine. One of the migrants had previously been deported.

Swanton Sector Border Patrol agents arrested four men for smuggling a Georgian woman into U.S. (File Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Swanton Sector)

Michelle Malkin Delivers Scorching Immigration Speech at CPAC

Conservative powerhouse Michelle Malkin took aim directly from the CPAC main stage Friday, at the lack of immigration focus while delivering fuel for the fight against longstanding abuses of the American immigration system.

Conservative pundit Michelle Malkin, a speaker at the 2019 Conservative Political Action Conference, slammed both parties for not pushing for stricter immigration legislation, specifically "the ghost of John McCain."

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.

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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.

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 …

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.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, right, stands next to Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., as Sessions speaks during a rally Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, in Madison, Ala. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

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.

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 …

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.

Handcuffs secure the back door of a US Customs and Border Protection border patrol vehicle loaded with suspected illegal immigrants near Yuma, Arizona. File

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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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.

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