Daily Caller | 80% Drop in Deportation of Expired Visa Holders on Obama’s Watch

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Hell No We Won't Go (200x200)Deportations Of Visa Overstayers Have Fallen 80 PERCENT On Obama’s Watch

June 14, 2016

The number of illegal aliens deported by the Obama administration after overstaying their visas has decreased by 80 percent since 2009, it was revealed in a House hearing on Tuesday.

And with just 2,500 deportations of visa overstayers in 2015 out of an estimated 5 million illegal aliens in the U.S. who fall into that category, the Obama administration deported just “one-twentieth of one percent” of illegal alien visa overstayers, Texas Rep. Lamar Smith said during a hearing of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border & Maritime Security.

“This is in fact the fewest number ever deported by this administration in one year,” Smith said during a line of questioning with Craig Healy, who serves as the Department of Homeland Security’s assistant director for national security investigations.

“I know the administration favors amnesty. Is this … just part of their amnesty efforts?” Smith asked.

While the illegal immigration issue tends to center on individuals who cross the Mexican or Canadian border illegally and without visas, between 40 percent and 68 percent of the millions of illegal aliens in the U.S. are here after overstaying visas that allowed them to legally visit the country.

As was pointed out in Tuesday’s hearing, the visa entry system has been exploited in the past by terrorists. Several 9/11 hijackers were in the U.S. after overstaying student visas and other temporary permits. (Read More)

 

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