Tangible dread has held Nigerians and nationals from 20 different nations over the world that over-stayed their visas in the United States of America as President Donald Trump is set to check cases of a huge number of migrants who arrive in the United States lawfully and after that illegally stay in the nation after their visas expire.
Nothing will prevent Nigerians from going to America. To numerous Nigerians, America is the Promised Land. A land where clear waters spout and trees thrive with crisp dollar notes, where honey bees lose their sting and pigs fly.
A land where lame feet are restored and blind eyes are opened, where African accents shed their thick tones and become abrasive nasal outflows loaded up with “R”s and “wanna” and “gonna”.
In America, reptiles like lizards change into crocodiles. Are you the odd one out of the family? An infamous never do well popularly dubbed ‘No future ambition? Don’t bother. America will definitely change your story. What’s more, whenever you visit Nigeria, your whole town will assemble to get you at the airport.
We all know remaining past the expected departure date on your U.S. visa will convey some consequences. For instance, your visa will be immediately voided, and you won’t almost certainly apply for another visa at any consulate outside Nigeria. Now and again, you might be banned from coming back to the U.S. for various years, contingent upon to what extent you stayed and whether you fit into an exemption or really accumulated “unlawful presence,” which is a different definition under the law.
An aggregate of 19,676 Nigerians overstayed their visas in the U.S. in 2017, representing 10.61%. In 2016, just 12,043 Nigerians (6.34%) that ventured out to the U.S. exceeded their visas. President Donald Trump has issued a presidential reminder this week that pronounced visa outstay rates “unacceptably high” and considering them a “far reaching issue.”
Be that as it may, a few analysts state that focusing on these nations would have little effect on the number of undocumented settlers in the United States, adding that the measure embraced by US lopsidedly targets African countries numbering 13 of the 20 nations in Africa as it seemed, by all accounts, to be maintaining a strategic distance from political clashes with bigger more dominant nations, for example, China and India.
In his statement, Trump additionally instructed the secretaries of state and homeland security to discover approaches to diminish all overstays, including by student visa holders, visa waiver program members.
Visa over-stayers represent a rising share of the recently arrived undocumented populace as high as 66% of entries in the previous decade to a great extent on the grounds that illicit border crossings sank to noteworthy lows, Warren said.
Endeavors to reach the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, did not emerge as at press time.
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