Avoid Travel To United States, FG Advises Nigerians |The Republican News


Special Adviser to the President on Foreign Affairs, Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa

Nigeria is advising its citizens against all but essential travel to the United States because of the lack of clarity on new immigration rules, the government said on Monday.

A special adviser to the president on foreign affairs, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, said in a statement that Nigerians “without any compelling or essential reasons” should consider delaying.

“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,” she said.

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

Dabiri-Erewa said “no reasons were given for the decision by the US immigration authorities”.

The recommendation to postpone trips was given “until there is clarity on the new immigration policy” from Washington, she added.

Of the 2.1 million African immigrants living in the United States in 2015, 327,000 were born in Nigeria, according to data from the Pew Research Center, published in February.

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.

It 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.

Trump is expected to sign a revised travel ban on Monday.


3 thoughts on “Avoid Travel To United States, FG Advises Nigerians |The Republican News

  1. emma says:

    When a country leaders on executive,legislative and judiciary can’t tell d subject on d real whereabout of its president, yet milking them dry of their “tax-payers” money,…,now crying foul that America is stopping their nationals entry is a stupid cry,Nigeria is without a president even say this age and time,what a shame.

    • biodun Jaiyeoba says:

      Which Nigeria is without a president? This and many other negative and unwarranted comments lead to the unwanted international maltreatment of the citizens of our great country. America has the right to introduce any policy that will enhance and improve its security system. This a period in which terrorism is fast becoming an acceptable religion. Chech the names and the list of those turned back and you will agree with the United State’s immigration policy.

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