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By: T. Chapman
Basseterre, St. Kitts, August 14, 2018 – 264 Kittitians and Nevisians who entered the United States in 2017 have overstayed, according to the latest United States Department of Homeland Security Fiscal Year 2017 Entry/ Exit overstay report.
According to the report, there were some 12,143 expected depatures for St. Kitts and Nevis; 17 out of Country Overstays, 247 Suspected In-Country Overstays for a total of 264 – a rate of 2.1 percent Overstay Rate and 2.03 percent Suspected In-Country Overstays.
The report also provided information on overstay rates for non-immigrant students and exchange visitors (F, M, J) admitted to the United States from St. Kitts and Nevis; SKN expected Departures totalled 395 with 2 Out of Country Overstays and 8 Suspected In-Country Overstays for a total of 10 Total Overstays.
Compared to 2016, there was an increase of 38 in expected depatures, 12,143 – 12,115 for SKN. Of the 2016 departures, 18 were recorded as out of Country Overstays while 262 were Suspected as In-Country Overstays for a total of 280 Overstays.
Whereas the 2016 expected departures for non-immigrant students and exchange visitors (F, M, J) admitted to the United States from St. Kitts and Nevis, equalled to 225. Of that number, 9 were recorded as out of country overstays and 10 as suspected in-country. The total overstays recorded was 15.
In 2015, there were some 11,387 expected St. Kitts and Nevis Departures, 17 out of Country Overstays, 237 Suspected In-Country Overstays for a total of 254 Overstays.
A total of 45,303 Caribbean nationals entered the United States on a business or visitor’s B1/B2 visa in fiscal year 2017 but never left.