Administration makes minimal attempts to capture and deport visa overstays
Immigration agents catch an abysmally small percentage of the illegal immigrants who arrived on visas but overstayed their welcome, authorities admitted to Congress Tuesday, describing a loophole that those around the globe are increasingly using to gain a foothold in the U.S.They might try putting ankle bracelets on them when they arrive? Seriously, there should be a system that flags them when there is no evidence that they left the country at the appointed time. That should not be that hard. They could also make it a crime not to leave at the appointed time. If they are not at the contact number that would be an additional charge. The fact is the Obama administration is jsut not serious about enforcing the immigration laws.
At least 480,000 people overstayed their visas last year, adding to a backlog that’s reached some 5 million total, members of Congress said. But immigration agents launched investigations into just 10,000 of them, or about 0.2 percent, and arrested fewer than 2,000, less than 0.04 percent, saying the others don’t rise to the level of being priority targets.