IMMIGRATION POLICY: NIGERIANS DEPORTED FROM UNITED STATES FOR NO REASON

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[Abuja]– A special adviser to the president on foreign affairs, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has said that her office has received cases of Nigerians, who were deported from the US for undisclosed reasons.

She said that Nigerians should on this note desist from travelling to the US except for very important and unavoidable reasons, to avoid being victims of deportation.

She said that such incidence is occurring as a result of lack of clarity on the new immigration policy of the US, since the inauguration of the new President, Donald Trump. Nigerians are advised to stay back till there is clarity on the new immigration policy, The Punch reports.

In her words, “In the last few weeks, the office has received a few cases of Nigerians with valid multiple-entry US visas being denied entry and sent back to Nigeria,”

“In such cases reported to the office, such affected persons were sent back immediately on the next available flight and their visas were cancelled.”

“No reasons were given for the decision by the US immigration authorities”, she said.

US President Donald Trump signed an executive order on January 27 to bar people from seven, Muslim-majority countries from travelling to the United States for 90 days.

The order also stopped all refugees for 120 days and Syrian refugees permanently. The ban caused global outrage, as well as chaos across the United States, before it was frozen by a legal ruling.




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