An Irish man has been arrested after entering America illegally by walking through the woods from Canada.
The 47-year-old was arrested in Montana last Saturday after being discovered by a horse patrol unit.
It is understood the man had previously overstayed a visa in the US and was barred from re-entering the country.
He was found in the woods with a large backpack full of clothes as he tried to enter America.
Currently Irish citizens entering the United States must have a visa for longer stays or are issued with a holiday-visa (a 90-day visa waiver). If the visitor overstays their 90-day allotment they can be banned from re-entering the United States for a ten-year period.
Other long-term visa options include being sponsored by an employer, earning a visa due to their extraordinary talents or winning a green card through the diversity lottery visa. In 2017, 50,000 US Green Cards were issued through this lottery, just 124 of them went to Irish citizens.