The student visa program is allowing dangerous enemies into the US, a former top Homeland Security official claims.
Claude Arnold, retired special agent of Homeland Security Investigations, said that the program invites 1.2 million foreigners into the U.S. each year.
He told told FoxNews.com that most student visa recipients take advantage of America’s system of higher education and leave when their terms expire.
But every year approximately 58,000 overstay their visas and dropout of contact with authorities.
Tens of thousands of immigrants have fallen off the government’s radar and ‘it is only a matter of time before there is some horrible act, or some act of terrorism’, according to Arnold.
He did note that the majority of those visa holders are not terrorists or spies, but some are, especially foreign enemies who ‘know how to exploit the student visa program’.
Arnold said that Iran has sent scientists to the U.S. for study, but really to gain knowledge to benefit Iran’s weapons program.