The Department of Homeland Security announced in its “Entry/Exit Overstay Report” that more than 527,000 temporary visas were overstayed in 2015.
Is there any wonder why security is at the heart of the immigration debate? Over half a million illegal aliens were walking around the U.S. freely. The security risk to American citizens could be 0% or 100%.
There should be some measure of accountability for those put Americans at risk.
The point is, a terrorist with intentions to act could easily use the broken system to infiltrate our borders.
BY: Adam Kredo – The Washington Free Beacon
More than half a million aliens overstayed their temporary visas in the United States in 2015, with more than 482,000 of those individuals believed to be still residing illegally in the United States, according to a new report by the Department of Homeland Security.
Around 527,127 aliens temporally granted U.S. business and tourist visas were found to have stayed in the United States longer than legally permitted, according to DHS’s 2015 entry and exit overstay report.
Of those who did not leave the United States on time, around 482,781 are believed to still be illegally residing in the United States, according to the report, which was issued by DHS amid debate in Congress over an Obama administration initiative to permit around 170,000 new immigrants from Muslim-majority nations in 2016.
Senior Obama administration officials had trouble in the past year informing Congress about the number of individuals who had overstayed their visas. The administration also could not provide Congress with statistics about the number of Syrian refugees who had been granted residency in the United States in 2015.