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More than 700K foreigners overstayed visas in the year 2017, DHS says

In this July 26, 2018 file photo of visa applicants wait to the US Embassy in Beijing, China. The U.S. Homeland Security Department says more than 700,000 foreigners should leave the country during a recent 12-month period overstayed their visas.

(AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, file)

More than 700,000 foreign nationals actually leave the U.S. in the last few months, overstayed their visas, the Department of Homeland Security, said in a report released Tuesday.

The Federal Department determined that 701,900 people in the country by air or sea port of entry, overstayed their Visa between October 2016 and September 2017.

The overall estimate remained 40 percent of the approximately 11 million people illegally in the country, your Visa.

The total number of overstays is much larger, but has not been quantified, because it count how many people come from the country.

2016 report to the Commission plate — the first, published by Homeland Security in at least two decades, said 739,478 people in the United States by plane or ship, overstayed their Visa between October 2016 and September 2016.

Overstays accounted for 1.3% of the 52.7 million visitors came by plane or ship during the latest period, an improvement over the plating height of 1.5 per cent a year earlier.

Canada is again the top-slot for overstays occupied, followed by Mexico, Venezuela, the United Kingdom and Colombia. Nigeria, China, France, Spain, and Germany rounded out the top-10.

The overstay rate was much higher among students and foreign exchange visitors, 4.2 percent, after their visas expired, a decline of 5.5 percent in the previous year.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Nicole Darrah cover breaking and trending news for FoxNews.com. You can follow her on Twitter @nicoledarrah.

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