Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Overstaying VISA's.

Why the U.S. Still Can't Track Visitors Who Overstay Their Visas
The Atlantic -- Steven Brill
Proposed “entry-exit” systems seem simple but have succumbed to real-world complications.

Even if the airport and seaport problems could be resolved, the inability to deal with the higher percentage of people exiting the U.S. over land whose exits could not be recorded would make any alarm system targeting those not reported to have left on time subjec to false alarm rates of 50 percent or more.

So despite spending $600 million on failed pilot projects, there is still no Entry-Exit system.

In the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015, 527,000 overstayed their visas.