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New tracking system to safeguard borders

It’s long been one of the biggest holes in America’s security net: foreigners who come to the US legally and then overstay their visas – often without the government knowing. Four of the 9/11 hijackers had expired visas. The General Accounting Office estimates the number of visa overstays at 2 million – and growing by 125,000 a year.Now a rigorous new tracking system is being put into effect, designed to be more foolproof and to enhance border security in an age of terrorism. By helping authorities track just which visitors are here and which have left, proponents hope, the system will give a better sense of who remains in the US. Full Story

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