DHS fails to arrest more than 99 percent of men, women who overstay visa
Authorities at the Department of Homeland Security don’t catch more than 99 percent of those in the U.S. who overstay their visa, according to a new inspector-general report.
The Office of Inspector General at DHS estimated in its report that there were 527,127 nonimmigrant visa overstays in 2015. Of those, officers and Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents only arrested 3,402 — or only one for every 150 cases.
The inspector general added that there is a backlog of 1.2 million expired visa cases.
According to the IG, one problem is that the agency’s technology used to “identify nonimmigrant visitor overstays” is flawed and not working properly. In order to figure out if someone left the U.S. when he or she was supposed to, officers have to use 27 different computer systems.
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