You Can Come To America, US Embassy Tells Nigerians
Some Nigerians with plans to school, holiday and do other things in the United States of America, have been uncertain of their plans since the President Donald Trump took over power in January.
Some are about giving up hope of entering the US for whatever reason, at least for now, even the Nigerians currently in America are not sure of their future.
But the United Embassy in Abuja has come with a good news, one that will relieve the painful thoughts of suspending trips to the country. It said there was no reason for Nigerians with valid visas to postpone or cancel their travel to the United States.
This is because Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, had on Monday advised Nigerians to reconsider their travel plan to the U.S. she urged citizens of the most populous black nation in the world, who have no compelling or urgent reason to travel to the U.S., to postpone their travel plans until the new administration’s policy on immigration becomes clearer.
Erewa added that her office had in the last few weeks received a few cases of Nigerians with valid multiple-entry U.S. visas being denied entry and sent back home and no reasons were given for the decision by the U.S. immigration authorities.
“Nigeria is not named in the Executive Order on Immigration issued on March 6.
“And there is no prohibition against Nigerian lawful permanent residents or persons with a valid visa or other U.S. Government authorisation from entering the U.S,” The U.S. Embassy said.Trump signed an executive order on Jan. 27, barring people from seven mainly Muslim-majority countries from travelling to the U.S. for 90 days. It also stopped all refugees for 120 days and Syrian refugees permanently.