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Half a million illegal visa overstays in 2015 alone


Gateway PunditDHS just released a report detailing a finding that boggles the mind. In just one category of temporary visa – the B visa (for business workers and tourists) – 527,127 aliens overstayed their visas in 2015 alone; of those illegal overstays, 482,781 were still believed to be illegally present in the United States at the end of FY 2015. Again: this is just from the B-visa, and does not include the F-1 student visa or the multiple H and L foreign worker visas, or the J-1 exchange visa, or the millions of visa waiver recipients, etc

Almost 4000 of them from nations with significant terrorist activity, and that's just one type of visa in one year. The scale of this problem is huge.

The immigration debate really separates into two questions:
1) What should our immigration laws be?
2) Should we enforce our immigration laws at all?

There's basically no point debating the first point until we decide to answer the second one.

This entry was published Wed Jan 27 09:13:37 CST 2016 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2016-01-27 09:13:37.0. [Tweet]

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