-The United States ambassador to Ghana has disclosed that more Ghanaians will be deported to Ghana soon
-He said as at now the number stands at 7,000
Mr. Robert P. Jackson, the United States ambassador to Ghana, has revealed that about 7,000 Ghanaians are in the process of being deported from the United States of America (USA) to Ghana for various immigration offences.
Mr. Jackson revealed this during an address at a discussion session organized by the Institute of Economic Affairs on United States-Africa Relations Monday (June 11, 2018) in Accra. While at it, Ambassador Jackson stressed the need for all countries to control their borders.
"First, we are talking about 7,000, not 60,000 Ghanaians who are in various stages of being deported from the United States and on that issue just as we have a responsibility to patrol our borders, countries around the world have a responsibility to issue travel documents to their citizens so that they can return to those countries," he said.
It will be recalled that on March 14, 2018, 86 Ghanaians were deported from the United States of America to Ghana.
They were reportedly arrested in different states in the United States for various immigration offences such abuse of the terms of their visas and engaging in illegal employment. The deportees, all males, came on a chartered flight.
Statistics from the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) has also revealed that a total of 1,968 Ghanaians who travelled to various countries around the world were either deported or refused entry into the country they were travelling to.
It is explained that visa offers partial clearance and that immigration officers have the discretion to grant or deny travellers entry.
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