- Illegal Ghanaians leaving in the US have arrived in Ghana Wednesday morning
- The National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS), and the Ghana Police Service screened the deportees upon arrival
Eighty (80) Ghanaian immigrants living in the United States of America (USA) have been deported.
In the early hours of Wednesday, June 14, the deported Ghanaian immigrants landed at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) after being found to have illegally entered the US.
The contingent – spotted in handcuffs – were thoroughly screened by officials of the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS), as well as the Ghana Police Service at the airport.
This represents the second time in 2017 that a mass Ghanaian contingent has been deported from the US. It would be remembered that over 108 Africans were deported from the US in January – a number which comprised of 58 Ghanaians.
The exercise is in line with a campaign promise by US President Donald Trump, who pledged to deport all foreign nationals who entered the country illegally.
The then candidate Trump was of the view that foreign nationals had invaded the USA, taking over jobs that were meant for ‘true Americans’.
He, therefore, promised to deal with the matter if voted into power in the 2016 polls.
And after winning the elections, it appears the US president is bent on keeping to his words.
An estimated 7,000 Ghanaians are illegally living in the US, according to the country’s ambassador to Ghana, Robert P. Jackson.
The 80 Ghanaian immigrants in the US who were deported on Wednesday are reported to have fallen short of the requirements, with some having no records of a trace.
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