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Old 07-31-2012, 05:17 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Looks like the US isn't the only one with a problem of being unable to keep tabs on people who enter the country legally but then overstay their visa.:


ALMOST 70 new illegal overstayers go missing every week in Australia and there are now 60,000 who cannot be found by immigration authorities. The number of visa overstayers - who entered the country legally and then failed to leave - has jumped by 3530 in just one year, data reveals. Visitors from India now unlawfully in the country have increased by 780, Malaysians are up by 620, Chinese by 340, Nepalese by 320, Britons by 180, Tongans by 170 and Koreans by 150. Afghan overstayers doubled to 20, Estonians doubled to 40, and about 10 people from the Vatican City recorded on December 31, 2010, as being illegally in Australia were still missing a year later. The figures released by immigration show an estimated 59,430 people were in hiding around Australia on December 31, 2011 - up from 55,900 on December 31, 2010.

And get this: 5,090 visa overstays in Australia are Americans.

Seventy new visa overstays a week | thetelegraph.com.au
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Old 07-31-2012, 06:19 AM
 
Location: Limbo
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Not surprised. Australia is one of the greatest places to live.
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Old 07-31-2012, 06:48 AM
 
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We have millions of visa overstays over here.
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Old 07-31-2012, 06:52 AM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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Looks like the US isn't the only one with a problem of being unable to keep tabs on people who enter the country legally but then overstay their visa.:


ALMOST 70 new illegal overstayers go missing every week in Australia and there are now 60,000 who cannot be found by immigration authorities. The number of visa overstayers - who entered the country legally and then failed to leave - has jumped by 3530 in just one year, data reveals. Visitors from India now unlawfully in the country have increased by 780, Malaysians are up by 620, Chinese by 340, Nepalese by 320, Britons by 180, Tongans by 170 and Koreans by 150. Afghan overstayers doubled to 20, Estonians doubled to 40, and about 10 people from the Vatican City recorded on December 31, 2010, as being illegally in Australia were still missing a year later. The figures released by immigration show an estimated 59,430 people were in hiding around Australia on December 31, 2011 - up from 55,900 on December 31, 2010.

And get this: 5,090 visa overstays in Australia are Americans.

Seventy new visa overstays a week | thetelegraph.com.au
There is a reason America has a problem with this. It's called liberalism. It would be extremely easy to track these people and issue warrants for their arrest after their visa has expired if they haven't left the country.
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Old 07-31-2012, 07:27 AM
 
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And you don't see Americans wanting to riot if these people are found and deported. Nor should our government get involved with their "rights" to break the laws of that country.
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Old 07-31-2012, 12:01 PM
 
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Aren't only high ranking officials granted citizenship from the Holy See/Vatican See? How hard is it to find a Bishop?
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Old 07-31-2012, 12:04 PM
 
Location: John & Ken-ville
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And the Australian government should kick their illegal asses out, and ship them back to the USA.
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Old 07-31-2012, 02:14 PM
 
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And the Australian government should kick their illegal asses out, and ship them back to the USA.

My sentiments exactly
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Old 07-31-2012, 03:31 PM
 
Location: City of Angels
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i wish i could work in australia. they make bank there.

i heard it's difficult to get work if you dont have papers tho.
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Old 07-31-2012, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Limbo
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i wish i could work in australia. they make bank there.

i heard it's difficult to get work if you dont have papers tho.
Yep, but things are more expensive there too. You win some and you lose some.
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