Hundreds of Antiguans overstay their U.S Visa


The Department of Homeland Security in the United States says 233 Antigua and Barbuda citizens overstayed their U.S Visa in 2017.

However, that’s only 1.47 per cent of the total number of Antiguans and Barbudans who legally entered the US in 2017.

The DHS says 15,877  Antiguans were expected to leave at the end of 2017.

The report provides data on departures and overstays, by country, for foreign visitors to the United States who entered as nonimmigrants through an air or sea Port of Entry (POE) and were expected to depart in FY 2017.

The in-scope population for this report includes temporary workers and families, students, exchange visitors, temporary visitors for pleasure, temporary visitors for business, and other nonimmigrant classes of admission.

More than 600,000 foreign travelers who legally entered the United States in 2017 overstayed their visas and remained in the country by the end of the year, according to Department of Homeland Security data released Tuesday.

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  1. Antigua is probably the only country in the world u can overstay and they reward you with amnesty after amnesty…

    • SKN:
      “In 2014, and again in 2015, amnesty was granted for non-nationals, who were in St Kitts and Nevis illegally, to regularise their status. The Prime Minister reported that a total of 96 persons took advantage of the two amnesty periods. Thirteen were from the Dominican Republic and the remaining 83 were from CARICOM member states.”

      Cabinet approves extention of amnesty for illegal workers |, Jul 12, 2011

      Cayman: August 3, 2018
      The Department of Immigration (DoI) has announced the start of a month-long amnesty that will enable anyone living and working illegally in the British overseas territory to depart.

      It also applies to local employers holding permits for people that they can no longer employ to cancel them without risk of prosecution.

      Let me know if you need any more

  2. Antigua is the hamnesty capital of the world
    All dem Jamaican and Spanish neaga dat get antigua passport gone screw up our name in the US and Canada.
    Hamnesty for votes don’t benefit antigua cuz soon as dem undesirables get passport dem gone a Canada or enlgland and the US.

    • Shut the hell up….its Amnesty!!!! And nobody else love run go America fu hab dem pickney like Antiguans… everything are you blame Jamaicans, Guyanese and Spanish for!!! Get the @#/%$ outta here. Some a are you really need to stay the hell a America cause are you no mean Antigua no good!!!! Talking bout undesirables….

  3. Are these all Native Antiguans and Barbudans or citizens by nationalization? These figures are too high 233 and 15,877 to be all Native Antiguans and Barbudans born. I will believe it when I see the breakdown of the finding my the United States Homeland Security.

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