Overstaying Their Welcome?

“Department of Homeland Security IT (Information Technology) systems did not effectively support ICE (Immigrations and Customs Enforcement) visa tracking operations.”

The latest report with recommendations from the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), “DHS Tracking of Visa Overstays Is Hindered by Insufficient Technology“, has been met with agreement from the CIOs [Chief Information
Officer] of both DHS and ICE . According to the report, the management, oversight, training, and guidance were not provided by both departments. A biometric exit system also is lacking at U.S. ports to capture nonimmigrant visitors’ information. The OIG made 5 recommendations to improve all of these areas.