President Trump has initiated a process to examine and declare more stringent consequences for visitors that remain past their visa requirements. President Trump is looking to add harsher penalties for countries that have overstay rates of 10 percent or more. President Trump is looking to make America safer and more secure by reinforcing the rules and making the visa system more effective.
Within this proposal, there are multiple possible changes to the system that would make overstay penalties more apparent. These include shorter visa durations, admission bonds that would be paid back when the person leaves on time, and stopping visitors from countries that are the worst overstay offenders.
“We have laws that need to be followed to keep Americans safe and to protect the integrity of a system where, right now, there are millions of people who are waiting in line to come to America to seek the American Dream.”
-President Donald Trump
President Trump understands the importance of the security in the United States and the importance of the integrity in our international community of visitors. It is of utmost importance to the American people that the visa system brings great visitors that do not compromise the safety of the United States. President Trump knows the importance of the American immigration system and he knows we must support those people who will come to America and have positive impacts.
According to The Department of Homeland Security, more than 600,000 foreigners violated the tenure of their visa requirements in 2017. This issue means that people are placed on waiting lists and the dream to come to America is delayed by those who are breaking the system. Out of all countries with visitors to the United States, Chad, Eritrea, Liberia, and Nigeria are the countries with overstay rates higher than ten percent. These visitors take the visiting privileges away from citizens in countries that will help the economy and the lives of American citizens.