visa overstays

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)

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

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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