Published On: Mon, Mar 6th, 2017

Why Nigerians should not travel to United States for now – Presidency

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The Presidency has advised Nigerians to shelve traveling to the United States of Americafor now.

In a statement issued by the Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Diaspora Affairs, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, she said there is no clarity yet on new immigration rules expected to be signed by President Donald Trump on Monday, adding that for no reason, Nigerians with valid multiple-entry US visas were being denied entry and sent back to Nigeria in the past few weeks.

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

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US President Donald Trump had 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.

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