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Visa overstays get short shrift in border security debate

SAN DIEGO (AP) — More than 20 years had elapsed since the U.S. government estimated how many people entered the country legally and overstayed their visas. An estimated 40 percent of the 11.4 million people in the U.S. illegally overstayed visas, a crucial but often overlooked fact in the immigration debate. Overstays accounted for about 1 percent of 45 million visitors on business and tourist visas from October 2014 to September 2015, according to the long-awaited Homeland Security report.
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