Most Illegal Immigration Isn’t Coming From The Mexican Border

Visa overstays continue to outpace border apprehensions. In fiscal 2017, the number of immigrants who overstayed their visas was double the number of people caught trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border.


* The Visa Waiver Program enables people from 38 countries to travel to the U.S. for 90 days or less without a visa. Designated VWP countries include Germany, France, Japan, the United Kingdom and Singapore.