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DHS Tracking of Visa Overstays is Hindered by Insufficient Technology

Topics: Homeland Security Theory Policy and Practice,

This document analyzes an audit conducted by the Office of the Inspector General examining DHS and ICE visa overstay tracking and enforcement. Some problems that the investigation identifies include reliance on third-party data, un-integrated data sharing systems, and inefficient use of time. Then it provides multiple recommendations to improve training, information sharing, data reliability, and proposes further steps such as introducing a biometric exit system.

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