July 11, 2010
There are four basic ways of becoming an illegal alien in the US, and perhaps the government is focusing too much attention on the least of these flows. The four routes are:
1) You can sneak across a border without being noticed, or, in government words "enter without inspection." You are then an EWI.
2) You can enter legally at a port of entry, using your own name, on a valid visa, and subsequently decide to violate its terms, typically by staying longer than you should, or working when you should not. That makes you a visa abuser. Read more...