The Washington Post recently noted that visa overstays get short shrift in border security debate.
First, what is a visa overstay?
In short, this is a person who remains in a country after the period of the permitted visit has expired
According to the Washington Post:
- 527,127 people who were supposed to leave the country in the 2015 fiscal year overstayed, and this figure includes only those who entered by plane or ship, not on land.
- An estimated 40 percent of the 11.4 million people in the U.S. illegally overstayed visas.