According to a report from Immigration Studies Center, the number of foreign nationals that are being issued the temporary visas is in full surge under Obama Administration.
The report which was authored David North, Senior fellow, CIS, reveals that the visas granted to the non immigrants like students, temporary workers, tourists have increased from 5.8 million in 2009 to 9.9 million in 2014.
The analysis of North also revealed that the increase in visas to nonimmigrants has also accompanied the increase in the approvals; whereas in the year 2009 and 2014 it has been seen many visa denials.
In the year 2009, government approved about 7,07,255 cards for border crossing. The number of cards increased to 1,232,884 till last year. With more government’s decisions, the rejection percentage dropped to 17.5% from 21.2%.
The tourist and specialized visas also experienced the increase in decision for application and denials were decreased. 21.8% tourist visas were rejected in the year 2009 when compared to 17.5% last year. The percentage of rejections for the specialized visas was 10.8 in the year 2009 when compared to 8.7% in the previous year.
Reduction in visa rejections will open the US further more to the people who are overstaying with the potential visa.
The increase in the non immigrant numbers to the US from Program for Visa Waiver ( VWP), has been overseen by the Obama Administration, or almost 38 nations for which visa is not required for entering the U.S. for the period of not more than 90 days. As noted by North. Around 15.5 million nonimmigrants came to the U.S. from the VWP countries in the year 2009. And in 2013, around 21.7 million came to the U.S under this VWP program.