Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Over 500,000 overstay visas in 2015 - That's 'half a million' or a 'few' depending on where you get your news

Examiner: DHS: 500,000 people overstayed their U.S. visas in 2015

    A new government report released Tuesday night found more than half a million foreign nationals who received temporary visas to enter the U.S. under the Visa Waiver Program or B Visa in 2015 overstayed their permits. --A total of 527,127 people visiting the U.S. through both programs failed to leave and have remained in the country without legal status or lawful presence.

New York Times: Few Foreign Visitors to U.S. Overstay Visa, Federal Report Says
    WASHINGTON — A little more than 1 percent of the nearly 45 million foreign visitors to the United States overstayed their work or tourist visas last year, according to a long-awaited report by the Department of Homeland Security.


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