At a Senate Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest hearing on Wednesday, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) questioned officials from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on the issue of immigrants who overstay their temporary visas.
In the first exchange, the DHS admitted to a monumental policy deficiency:
Sessions: If they came here from a country, and did not return, and you have no information they are a terrorist based on the information you have, you don't go look for the do you?
DHS official, Haley: No, sir.
Sessions tried to determine if, and how, DHS deals with people who overstay their visas:
Perdue asked a representative from DHS about the number of investigations that happen for immigrants who overstay their temporary visas:
Is anyone going to do anything about this, or will they just keep talking about it?