The United States Ambassador to Ghana, Robert P. Jackson has said in an exclusive interview that the President-elect Donald Trump's new administration should be a matter of concern to all Ghanaians who have overstayed their visas in America.
According to Mr. Jackson, "One thing that I do think that Ghanaians need to be aware of is, I think the president-elect, as I mentioned, is likely to be more rigid about illegal immigration. We have a lot of Ghanaians who have overstayed their visas in the U.S. and I think that they need to be concerned about whether they would be allowed to remain illegally. My guess is they will be given some options but the president will be serious about asking those who’ve violated their visa status to depart."
When asked whether more Ghanaians would potentially be deported, Mr Jackson replied that the process was already underway under Obama's administration, although it was likely to accelerate under the new Trump administration.
He however assured that the U.S will still remain friends with Ghana regardless of whatever government comes into power after the December 2016 elections.
Only last week, 54 Ghanaians were deported from the United States and upon their arrival at the Kotoka Airport, refused to leave the plane as they complained of mistreatment by the U.S officials.
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