Last week, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued its congressionally mandated annual report on visa overstays, titled Fiscal Year 2022 Entry/Exit Overstay Report. The report highlights how visa overstays continue to be a major contributor to the country’s illegal immigration problem. Notably, the report finds that, in FY22, nearly 854,000 visitors violated the terms of their visas and overstayed in the United States. It also underscores the need for effective entry-exit border controls, which have been lacking since first required under the Illegal Immigration Reform and Responsibility Act of 1996 (IIRIRA).
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