Report: DHS Incapable of Accurately Reporting Visa Overstays

Jeh Johnson

The Department of Homeland Security remains unable to accurately report the number of aliens who illegally overstay their visas into the country more than 12 years after the agency was ordered to employ a tracking system to monitor these individuals, according to a new government oversight report that is highly critical of the department’s efforts.

DHS Official Unable to Give Number of Syrians in U.S. or Number of Expired Visas

Syria refugee

A senior Department of Homeland Security official was unable to tell Congress the number of Syrian refugees who have entered the United States in the last year, nor the number of Americans who have travelled to Syria and returned, according to testimony on Capitol Hill that angered many lawmakers and raises serious concerns.