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Trump moves to crack down on visa overstays
|Last Edited||RP Apr 22, 2019 06:24pm|
|Author||Jordan Fabian |
|News Date||Monday, April 22, 2019 11:40:00 PM UTC0:0|
|Description||President Trump on Monday directed his administration to find ways to limit the number of foreigners who overstay short-term visas amid a broad push to curb immigration. |
In a presidential memorandum, Trump ordered the State Department to work with governments of countries with total overstay rates of more than 10 percent in order to reduce the number.
Under the proposed change, business and tourism visas could be shortened or limited for countries who do not lower the number of their nationals who overstay U.S. visas.
Despite Trump’s laser-focus on the situation at the southern border, visa overstays have been the main source of illegal immigration for several years.
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