The Upcoming Trump’s BIG Ban on Nigeria

The Upcoming Trump’s BIG Ban on Nigeria

It is very painful – Nigeria tops the list of countries whose citizens overstay U.S. visas. Simply, people arrive with tourist visas, with plans of never to return home. Trump, getting ready for his re-election, appears ready to feed on that: immigration push delivers votes in the Western world these days, from the UK to the beautiful America. “A draft being considered … would place immigration restrictions on the additional seven countries, but not necessarily completely ban all citizens of those nations from entering the United States”. 

Nigeria along with Belarus, Burma, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan,  Sudan and Tanzania are under considerations. It is a low point for every Nigerian that we could be put in a bucket with Sudan, Burma (Myanmar), Eritrea and Kyrgyzstan. Yet, Trump is the president and he has to do what he thinks helps secure his commonwealth. But I do hope Nigeria lobbies to ensure we never get into that list! Chad survived the original list by doing the same; we have a chance.

President Donald Trump may expand his controversial travel ban with an announcement expected as early as Monday, the three-year anniversary of the original order, which targeted several majority-Muslim nations.

The list of countries is not yet final and could be changed, but nations under consideration for new restrictions include Belarus, Myanmar (also known as Burma), Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania, according to two people familiar with the matter.

A draft being considered by the Trump administration would place immigration restrictions on the additional seven countries, but not necessarily completely ban all citizens of those nations from entering the United States. The restrictions could apply only to certain government officials, for instance, or certain types of visas.

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Nigeria, for instance, is a U.S. counter-terrorism partner and there is a large Nigerian diaspora community in the United States. At the same time, Trump has in the past referred to African nations as “shithole” countries whose citizens he did not want coming to the United States.

He also once said that if Nigerians come to the U.S., they will never “go back to their huts” in Africa, according to The New York Times.

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5 thoughts on “The Upcoming Trump’s BIG Ban on Nigeria

  1. Breaking laws is not a virtue, and when you over stay your welcome, you cannot be considered an honourable person.

    The legendary Chinua Achebe was challenged by a Briton to ‘write his own book’, the outcome was the world’s famous Things Fall Apart!

    Rather than whinning and complaining, let’s make Nigeria livable and attractive too, only then you can be considered partners in progress by the big guys.

    Trump is what Africa needs, no time for politically correct statements.

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  2. Since Nigerian politicians and it’s citizens are not yet ready to develop their country probably bans from the developed countries can push us to develop ours.

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  3. MY UNDERSTANDING OF THE SITUATION…..
    NEIGHBOR: Junior, you have to stop coming here to watch tv because you play in the mud and end up messing up the whole place with your dirty body.
    (Junior goes to tell his parents)
    JUNIOR’S DAD: Really? They said that to you? I’ll speak with them so they’ll allow you play in their apartment.
    (They don’t fix junior up so he doesn’t go messing people’s apartment up. )
    Later on Junior’s parents go to the neighbor’s place without him and he can hear them merrying from afar. Junior’s dad is fine so long as he is allowed access….

    This, in my opinion is the reality of what has and will happen.
    Nigeria needs fixing.

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