Following the election of Donald Trump as US President, some African immigrants including Ghanaians are worried over a possible deportation.
Just recently, federal agents say they are bent on targeting close to six US states in a series of immigration enforcement raids.
"I've not been out this whole week. I have to lie low, since I'm not ready to go back home yet. I'll go one day but not now," a Ghanaian illegal in Chicago revealed to Ghanaweb.
Chicago's U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement office made more than 200 arrests across six states — Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Kansas and Missouri — during an operation that began Feb. 4 and concluded Friday, said spokeswoman Gail Montenegro. She declined on Friday evening to say if there was a surge recently in the operation. In an emailed statement, however, ICE officials said the operation was routine.