DHS Official Acknowledges Nobody in Fed Govt is Looking for Visa Overstays At Senate Hearing
– Daily Caller Jan 21
“Nobody’s looking for these people, right?” Sen. Sessions asked the Customs and Immigration Enforcement official, referring to foreigners who travel to the country legally but do not leave when their visa expires.
Sessions called the official, Craig Healy, to testify Wednesday before the immigration subcommittee he chairs for a hearing to examine this massive bloc of illegal aliens in America, referred to as “visa overstays.”
Healy told Republican Sen. David Perdue during the hearing the administration is currently investigating about 3,000 visa overstays, out of a total overstay population estimated between 4 and 6 million people. DHS reported Tuesday that in just one visa category, more than 500,000 foreigners overstayed their visas in 2015 alone. The vast majority of them have not been deported.
“What I’m saying to you, Mr. Healy, is plainly obvious,” Sessions said. “That if somebody comes here and keeps their nose clean, and doesn’t have a criminal record, and they come here on a visa, and they stay, nobody’s ever going to come look for them under the policies of this government. And it’s a wide open method by which millions of people can enter our country unlawfully.”
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– With 4 to 6 million visa overstays, and few resources to chase down that many people illegally in the USA, maybe it’s time we put a severe limit on visas for any reason.
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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