Immigrant agents have admitted to the Congress that only small percentage of illegal immigrants who overstayed after visa expiry is caught by them. Describing the failure the officials said that loopholes are being used to gain a foothold in the United States.
Last year 48,0000 overstayed in the United States, supplement the backlog, the count reached half a million. The immigration agents hardly investigate 10, 000 cases and arrest less than 2000 people. The officials said that others are not the top priority targets of the officials.
“We utilize our prioritization scheme along with the resources that we have,” Craig Healy, assistant director for national security investigations at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said as he struggled to defend the administration’s meager efforts.
Apart from the people who came to the United States through legal procedures, US have over one million unregistered migrants who entered through the southern bordered countries.