Visa Security and Overstays: How Secure is America? Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security of the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, First Session, May 21, 2013   [open pdf - 638KB]

This is the May 21, 2013 hearing, "Visa Security and Overstays: How Secure is America?," before the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security. From the opening statement of John Wagner, James Dinkins, and Shonnie Lyon: "Chairman Miller, Ranking Member Jackson Lee, and distinguished Members of the Subcommittee. Thank you for the opportunity to discuss the efforts of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to prevent the exploitation of our non-immigrant visa system by terrorists and criminals. Every day, federal, state, local and tribal government officials verify the identities of individuals for a variety of purposes to determine whether they pose a risk to the United States and whether they meet the requirements for a specific government benefit or credential. Aliens who violate their immigration status and overstay their authorized periods of admission implicate critical areas of DHS's mission to protect national security and promoting the integrity of our immigration system." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Candice Miller, John Wagner, James Dinkins, Rebecca Gambler, and Shonnie Lyon.

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