With the lists of international migration on the rise in the United States, one that rears its head higher above all others is the issue of migrating foreigners suspected of providing mendacious information in their permit applications in a bid to conceal prior visits to the country when they outstayed their permit limit.
Not less than five recent issues of permit outstay have shown up in courtrooms in the last week, concurring with the printing of a new study that claims that foregone migrants who tend to stay longer than their permits let them are way more than illegal foreigners who enter the country via the borders illegally.
The result from the center for migrant’s studies in the United States of America, states that since 2007, a vast majority of illegal travelers in the U.S are a product of permit outstays, not undocumented border travelers.
“The study shows that about 2/3 of the people who entered the United States in 2014 were accepted on impermanent permits, and also outstayed their duration of acceptance or went against the guidelines surrounding their permit approval, one trend that is bound to continue happening,” a report from the center of migrant studies made known.
One of the latest cases in a court in Miami bluntly describes this problem. It all started on January 28, when a traveller of Uruguayan descent Maria de Los Angeles Moreira Garcia landed at the International Airport from the capital of Montevideo on an American Airlines flight.
“The litigator made available a passport claiming they were of Uruguayan nationality and a United States permit to the immigration and customs officials at the border for entry into the country,” the plaintiff said. “The litigator was directed to go for another search by the officials to confirm admission into the country.”
In the course of a questioning, the officials from the customs realised that even though Garcia’s passport and permits were original, the permit had been gotten via unscrupulous means, according to the plaintiff.
“The application for a foreign permit questions: “Have you visited the United States of America previously? “Have you previously been issued united states permit before?” the plaintiff says. “The litigator’s answers to both questions were “No” on her permit application.”
But the information provided by Garcia in the permit’s application was false, the plaintiff says because migration data proved that she had formerly gotten a permit in 2003, came to the United States and obtained a permit to remain in the country for six months.
She ended up staying for more than eight years.