Nigeria is warning citizens not to travel to the United States because several Nigerians with valid visas have been put on the next plane home despite not being on the list of six Muslim-majority African nations whose citizens President Trump wants to bar from entering the United States.
Special assistant to the president on foreign affairs and the diaspora,Abike Dabiri-Erewa says in a statement that several Nigerians with valid multiple-entry visas have been refused entry to the United States and had their visas were canceled when they landed and they were put on the next plane home. She advises:
“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 the 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”.
Dabiri -Erewa said the statement
“is only to advise Nigerians without any compelling or essential reasons to visit the US to consider rescheduling their trip until there is clarity on the new immigration policy.”
“Nigerians 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 is clear.”