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house Bill H.R. 643

Visa Overstay Enforcement Act of 2017

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Title

Visa Overstay Enforcement Act of 2017

Official Title

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to penalize aliens who overstay their visas, and for other purposes.

Summary

Visa Overstay Enforcement Act of 2017 This bill amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to subject any alien who remains in the United States after any visa or status under which the alien is lawfully present has expired to: (1) a fine or imprisonment for up to six months, or both, for a first offense; and (2) a fine or imprisonment for up to two years, or both, for any subsequent offense. Such penalties shall be waived if the overstay was due to medical necessity, public safety, or national security. An alien convicted of a first offense may not be admitted to the United States for 5 years or granted a visa for 10 years. An alien convicted of a subsequent offense may not be admitted to the United States at all or granted a visa.

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      house Committees
      Immigration and Citizenship
      Committee on the Judiciary
    IntroducedJanuary 24th, 2017
    FOREIGNERS NEED TO RESPECT OUR LAWS AND NATIONAL SOVEREIGNTY! (So do American Democommies!)
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    About time action is taken. These Visa overstays are overlooked because government failed to provide tracking methods. It wasn't that our government didn't know, they just hoped for the best. Even a 2nd rate country like Mexico can track their visitors. This Visa Overstay problem transcends both political parties and Presidents. But then, the US has been a 2nd rate nation for at least a decade. We are a nation of legal immigration. Rules are not meant to be broken, but enforced.
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    Finally America will enforce the law!! Such a novel idea!
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    We need to enforce our laws. AMERICA FIRST
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    Our laws should be enforced
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    The laws of our nation have been ignored under a democratic president. Except them to be enforced under this President.
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    Holster the carrot. Brandish the whip.
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    the very reason we have a problem is there is no accountability for those whom overstay their visa. if they want to stay they must go trough the vetting channels, otherwise return to your country of origin. If repeat offender, take away their visa for a period of time giving the option of following US laws for proper extended stay. Accountability instead of ignorance.
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    There are already 3- and 10- years bars to readmission after an overstay. If you stay and want to legally remedy your overstay, you have to pay $1000s. The US already has a problem with mass incarceration that does nothing to rehabilitate offenders and only puts money into the pockets of the privately owned prisons.
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    If you're not going to enforce the visa program, then why have it in the first place?
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    Send all those engineers home. Lord knows we don't need any in America, home of the math illiterate.
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