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John Cunningham: Visa and Cunningham

john cunningham: The 38-year old electrical contractor had been in custody since he was arrested at his home on June 16, according to The Chronicle Herald. Federal immigration officials have said Cunningham represented an enforcement priority because he overstayed a 90-day visa by more than a decade. John Cunningham returned to Ireland on Wednesday night, a spokesman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement confirmed on Thursday. His significant overstay was cause and reason enough, ICE spokesman Khaalid Walls said last week. Cunningham was subject to mandatory detention and wasn't entitled to a hearing under the terms of the visa. Someone who overstays a visitor visa is flagrantly violating the granted benefit. ( As reported in the news.