REPORT: DHS reveals number of foreign travelers who overstayed visas in 2017

BY TRACY MATHESON / AUGUST 7, 2018 /

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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said more than 600,000 foreign travelers to the U.S. overstayed their visas in 2017 and remained in the country through the end of that year, in a report released Tuesday.

The department’s report said more than 52 million foreign travelers entered the country and were set to leave last year. Of all those travelers, about 1.33 percent overstayed their visas.

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The report also stated that more than 92,000 Canadians overstayed their visas, as did more than 47,000 Mexicans. However, those figures do not include land crossings, meaning the numbers could be higher.

The highest percentage of travelers who overstayed their visas were those in the student or exchange visitor visa programs. About 4.15 percent of the more than 1.6 million people student or exchange visitors who were supposed to leave the U.S. in 2017 stayed past their visa.

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3 Comments

  1. Fran Racin August 7th, 2018 at 5:32 pm

    Start rounding these people up! Government needs to stop letting these people get away with this. Hire 1,000 people to find them. It can’t be that hard. Their names are on a list.

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  2. Dave August 7th, 2018 at 6:02 pm

    Escort them out I’m a tax payer I want them out enough is enough

    Reply

  3. Steve August 7th, 2018 at 6:43 pm

    Need More ICE

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