Different reports reveal the same fact that almost half of the illegal aliens in the United States are a result of overstays on student and worker visas. When holders of these visas come to the United States, they know that when they have completed their schooling or their work visa expires, they are expected to go home. But since the enforcement was lax, all they really had to do was stay hidden. The old rules did not count you as an overstay until 180 days after you are declared an overstay by immigration officials, which could take some time. The new rule is that the 180 days starts on the day of your last class or the day your work permit runs out.
A statement from the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agency said:
“USCIS is dedicated to our mission of ensuring the integrity of the immigration system. F [student], J [summer workers], and M [vocational-school student] nonimmigrants are admitted to the United States for a specific purpose, and when that purpose has ended, we expect them to depart, or to obtain another, lawful immigration status,” said USCIS Director L. Francis Cissna. “The message is clear: These nonimmigrants cannot overstay their periods of admission or violate the terms of admission and stay illegally in the U.S. anymore.”
The new rule, which begins in August, is just one of many ways in which President Donald Trump’s deputies are closing loopholes which have been cut in the nation’s immigration laws since the 1980s.
There are other loopholes that need to be closed, some of them will require legislation. They include several hundred thousands of people likely to lose their asylum cases, a million who have been ordered out of the country, many of them have been convicted of violent crimes such as assault and rape. Another loophole allows employers to hire illegal aliens through subcontractors.