U.S. government targets hundreds of thousands of foreigners who have overstayed their visas

Article author: 
Daniel Shoer Roth
Article publisher: 
Miami Herald and MSN
Article date: 
11 August 2018
Article category: 
National News
Article Body: 

The U.S. government has pulled together the numbers and nationalities of foreign travelers who entered the country legally in 2017 as nonimmigrants but overstayed their visas or their authorized periods of admission - thus remaining in the country without legal status.

A Department of Homeland Security report for fiscal year 2017 shows that more than 606,000 visitors to the United States overstayed their tourist, work, business and student visas, among other categories of nonimmigrant admissions...