28 February 2011

Illegal Korean aliens in United States drops following ESTA inclusion

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The number of illegal South Korean aliens in the US dropped for the second year in 2010, new figures by the US Department of Homeland Security show.


The number of illegal Koreans in the US has dropped since the country's inclusion in the ESTA program.

Korean illegal aliens in the US dropped to 200,000 in 2009 from 240,000 the previous year, dropping a further 15 per cent last year to 170,000.

The drops came after South Korea was enrolled in the US Visa Waiver Program in late 2008, which allows tourists from South Korea to enter the country using the online ESTA system and stay for up to 90 days on each visit.

The total number of illegal aliens in the US slightly rose last year to about 10.79 million from 10.75 million in 2009, according to the report by the department.

South Korean illegal residents form the ninth-largest group from a single country, with 6.6 million illegal aliens from Mexico forming the largest group at 62 per cent of all illegal residents in the US.

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