President Trump Proposes Admission Bonds and Other Measures to Reduce Visa Overstays
President Trump’s newest immigration initiative targets foreign nationals who overstay their visas with a focus on visitors who enter the United States on the B-1/B-2 visa and the Visa Waiver Program. In a memo released on Monday, he has proposed reducing the amount of time foreign nationals are allowed to stay in the United States, requiring additional documentation, and imposing admission bonds that would be refunded upon departure from the U.S.
The Departments of Homeland Security and State have been given 120 days to come up with specific measures that further President Trump’s proposals for reducing visa overstays.
In the meantime, visitors should be prepared for additional scrutiny at the border and shorter periods of authorized stay. Proof of a return ticket home and other evidence of ties to your home country are recommended.
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