UP to 250,000 visitors to Britain are overstaying their welcome every year, campaigners are claiming.
They slip through the net because the Home Office fails to collect ample data on arrivals from 55 countries, says Migration Watch.
The limited checks are on visitors from countries such as the US, Mexico and Brazil.
They do not need a visa for a six-month stay.
It’s thought 92,000 people overstayed between 2016 and 2020 up from 50,000.
Migration Watch Chairman Alp Mehmet said: “Overstaying is likely getting worse.
“So much for taking back border control.
“Our research points to a major problem and it is about time the government told us how they are going to tackle it.”
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