Visa Overstays are Reaching Record Numbers Under Joe Biden’s Watch
According to recently published data by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), foreign nationals are overstaying their visas in record numbers under President Joe Biden’s regime. In doing so, they are becoming illegal aliens.
The DHS recently published its annual visa overstay report for Fiscal Year 2022, which revealed that nearly 854,000 foreign nationals overstayed their visas from October 2021 up until September 2022. Over 795,000 of these overstays are still illegal aliens in the United States, while nearly 59,000 left the US only after the expiration of their visas.
Center for Immigration Studies Director of Research Jessica Vaughan argued that this figure is “probably a record high” for the DHS in its xx year history. As John Binder of Breitbart News noted, for comparison’s sake, in Fiscal Year 2015, roughly 482,000 foreign nationals had overstayed their visas.
“The total overstay rate for 2022 was 3.64 percent, which is more than double the rate of recent years,” Vaughan observed.
In 2022 alone, north of 172,000 Venezuelans overstayed their visas, which represents an overstay rate of over 44%. In a similar vein, 16,750 Indian nationals overstayed their visas, in addition to over 25,000 Dominicans, 14,000 Ecuadorians, 21,000 Chinese nationals, and close to 22,000 Colombians.
The report indicated that over 190,000 illegal aliens from Fiscal Year 2021 stayed in the US as of February of 2023, after they overstayed their visas from September 2020 up until October 2021.
Certain estimates point to 11 to 22 million illegal aliens residing in the US. Estimates have pointed to approximately half of all illegal aliens living in the US arriving on visas and subsequently overstaying their visas.
Regardless of how foreign nationals become illegal aliens, these latest figures demonstrate the necessity of the US getting its immigration house in order. For the US to remain a stable, sovereign nation it must get its immigration house in order.