Tourist Visa

Immigration- If You Overstay- You Might Pay

Given the sensitive and important nature of immigration, immigrants regularly enter the United States on temporary work or tourist visas and simply stay in the country past the period of time allotted by the visa.  Perhaps the hope is that once they enter the country their immigration status will be “fixed” or adjusted in some manner.  While each case is fact-specific, as a general matter overstaying the period of time granted by the work or tourist visa simply limits an immigrant’s opportunity of favorable adjustment of their immigration status.