In the previous year 2017, greater than 21,000 Indians who were assumed to leave the nation at the end of their allowable limits remained their visas, as per the current official report. While the Indians percentage who are overstaying and not leaving the U.S after their visas expiry is not quite high associated to some other countries, but in absolute number, India ranks with the top 10 nations whose citizens arrive the U.S legally and remain to stay illegally.
The Homeland Security Department in its current annual report issued today told that in 2017, higher than 10.7 lakh Indians visited the U.S on the famous B-1, B-2 visas, which is announced to those who reach to the U.S for business, attend or purposes of tourism. Of these, 14,204 remained in the nation.
As per the record, 1,708 Indians left the U.S succeeding after their visas expire, and meanwhile, there is no data of 12,498 Indians leaving the nation. TIt could be assumed that they remain to stay in the U.S as an unauthorized immigrant. Relatively in 2016, a less over 10 lakh Indians toured the U.S on visas of B-1, B-2. As several as 17,763 remained after expiry in the U.S.
Figures showed that 1,567 left the U.S following on, while 2,833 Indians are yet in the U.S. Between other non-immigrants categories, higher than 4.5 lakh Indians were supposed to go the U.S in 2017, of which 9,568 of them overstayed after their visas expired. Between them, 2,956 left the U.S after the visa term expiry, while 6,612 are presumed to be staying illegally in the nation.
In its 2017 Report of Entry or Exit Overstay, the D.H.S told there were 52,656,022 in-scope admissions of nonimmigrant to the U.S by the air or seaport of entries (POEs) with scheduled departures happening in fiscal 2017; the admissions in-scope serve the vast majority of all admissions of air and sea nonimmigrant.
Though, 4.15 percent stayed exceeding the allowed window for departure at the conclusion of their program. For India, the rate was 3.4 percent, smaller than the national median.