In June 2004, House Judiciary Committee Chairman F. James Sensenbrenner Jr. (R-Wisconsin) released a General Accounting Office (GAO) report which found that "the number of foreign visitors who overstay their visas exceeds 2.3 million and that the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) estimates of visa overstays is probably low. The GAO study also document[ed] that DHS interior enforcement to identify and deport people overstaying their visas is virtually non-existent." 
- "Visa Overstays: Can We Bar the Terrorist Door?" Statement of Mark Krikorian, Executive Director, Center for Immigration Studies (www.cis.org), Before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, May 11, 2006.
- "Sensenbrenner Releases GAO Study Detailing Millions of Visa Overstays; Tracking Program Deficiencies," U.S. Newswire, June 3, 2004.
- Jim Kouri, "Visa Overstays: Feds Must Trackdown Over 2.3 Million Lawbreakers," MensNewsDaily.com, June 13, 2005.
- Michael Doyle, "'Visa-overstays' pose Social Security risk," McClatchy Newspaper (Washington Times), October 2, 2005.
- Wilson P. Dizard III, "IG: Faulty data seen hobbling pursuit of visa overstays," GCN.com, October 24, 2005.
- Dick Morris, "Get serious about immigration reform," The Hill, November 9, 2005.
- Jim Kouri, "The Forgotten Illegal Immigrants," MensNewsDaily.com, January 10, 2006.
- Teresa Borden, "Millions overstay legal visas while U.S. focuses on illegals," Cox News Service (Palm Beach Post (FL)), April 3, 2006.
- Rick Klein, "Border initiatives miss huge group. Millions overstay; security risk seen," Boston Globe, May 20, 2006.
- Howard Fischer, "Study finds many illegal immigrants entered U.S. legally," Capitol Media Services (Arizona Daily Star), May 22, 2006.
- Bart Jones, "Immigration Q&A: Marriage could help resident regain legal status," Newsday, May 28, 2006.
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- Border Research and Technology Center
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- Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996
- immigration reform
- Minuteman Project: "Armed Rednecks at the Border"
- qualified alien
- REAL ID Act of 2005
- Social Security
- Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE)
- U.S. National Guard Troops along the U.S.-Mexico border