Press Release

Jordan questions Homeland Security assistant secretary about visa overstays

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Washington, December 17, 2015 | Darin Miller (202-225-2676) | comments

Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) questioned Alan Bersin, assistant secretary for International Affairs and chief officer for the Office of Policy at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, during a hearing today before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform titled “Terrorist Travel: Vetting for National Security Concerns.”

Rep. Jordan asked Bersin about how many of the 20 million people who visit the U.S. each year under the U.S. visa waiver program had overstayed their visas, but Bersin was unable to answer his question

Also testifying were Anne C. Richards and Michele Thoren Bond, assistant secretaries at the U.S. Department of State, and Leon Rodriguez, a director at the Homeland Security Department.

VIDEO of Rep. Jordan Q/A with Bersin: https://youtu.be/Bjplm6HPCSg

PICTURE of Rep. Jordan during the hearing: https://flic.kr/p/BjX2oM

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