A Presidential Memorandum on Combating High Nonimmigrant Overstay Rates (April 22, 2019) directs the Departments of Justice, Homeland Security, and State (DOJ, DHS, DOS) to take the following actions:

  • Within 120 days of the memorandum:
    • DOJ, DHS, and DOS must "provide to the President recommendations to reduce B-1 and B-2 nonimmigrant visa overstay rates" from countries whose total B-1/B-2 overstay rate exceeded 10 per cent in the DHS FY 2018 Entr/Exit Overstay Report.
    • DOS and DHS must provide a status report to the President on steps they are taking "to develop measures required for imposing admission bonds as a means for improving compliance with the terms and conditions of nonimmigrant visas."
  • Within 180 days of the memorandum:
    • DHS must "provide to the President a summary of the Department of Homeland Security's ongoing efforts to reduce overstays from countries participating in the Visa Waiver Program, to include any recommendations for additional action necessary and appropriate to ensure the integrity and security of that Program."
  • Immediately:
    • DOS and DHS must "immediately begin taking all appropriate actions that are within the scope of their respective authorities to reduce overstay rates for all classes of nonimmigrant visas."