But he still had worries about "opening up a vulnerability" as the VWP could be exploited not just by terrorists, but also by overstayers
wishing to illegally immigrate.
Many social workers had sweated it out on a voluntarily basis outside and inside the Indian Embassy premises to help the overstayers
with the repatriation process.
However, by far the greatest number of illegal immigrants (or overstayers
as they are called in the Saudi press) in Saudi Arabia are those who have entered the country in order to perform a pilgrimage and then failed to return home.
Approximately 90 per cent of the ten thousand were illegal overstayers
, individuals who came to Japan legally but remained past their legal allowance.
The authorities would not thank me for reporting overstayers
to them, since the government has no means of finding safe passage to countries such as Iraq and Zimbabwe.
The judge said the pair, both illegal overstayers
, should be recommended for deportation to Jamaica.
I am convinced the government could be wiser and more compassionate in its handling of overstayers
and asylum seekers.
Of those overstayers
, 55,000 were from South Korea, 30,000 came from the Philippines, 28,000 from China and 17,000 from Thailand, the statistics showed.
The Macao government, however, said in a statement late Sunday that the five Pakistanis were visa overstayers
who were detained in connection with a theft group.
The departments envision stricter controls on illegal immigrants, overstayers
, organizations helping illegal entry into Japan and the so-called ''underground banks'' that help illegal foreign workers remit money home.
The ministry will next week approve 12 of the overstayers
-- three Iranian families -- among the 21, who voluntarily turned themselves in to the Tokyo Regional Immigration Bureau on Sept.
The Consulate General of India has created a special desk for registration of all Haj/Umrah/visit visa overstayers
and huroob cases, who are stranded in the Kingdom, in order to liaison with Saudi authorities for their early fingerprinting and exit stamping.