Immigration agents are investigating about 1,300 leads on visa violations by students or exchange visitors who were flagged by the foreign-student tracking system known as SEVIS for such things as not showing up at school, ICE statistics show.
And, since 2003, agents have arrested more than 1,800 students and exchange visitors who violated immigration law according to SEVIS notifications, the statistics show. [...]
There are nearly a million foreign students and exchange visitors with visas in the United States, [ICE spokesman Dean] Boyd said.
If a Martian were to plunk down into 2006 America, he would have no clue that this nation was attacked on its own soil just 5 years ago with shocking loss of life. The borders remain scandalously open, as do the ports. Border Patrol agents have been criminally prosecuted for protecting the nation's perimeter. Now we are reminded that student visas are yet another way for our enemies to enter at will.