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2Baba’s Younger Brother Hyacinth Idibia is “Frustrated…Stranded” after being Denied Entry into the U.S

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2Baba‘s younger brother Hyacinth Idibia also known by his stage name H-I took to his Facebook yesterday to say he had just been denied entry into the United States.

This comes as a surprise especially as Hyacinth, has been residing in Virginia, in America for years now. There have also been other claims by some Nigerians too, who said they were also denied entry into the United states.

All these reports contradict what the Foreign Affairs Minister Geoffrey Onyeama said in a statement released earlier which stated that Nigerians weren’t being turned back at U.S. airports. He said this to counter a statement the Senior Special Assistant to the President on the diaspora, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa made, when she advised Nigerians to postpone all travel plans to the U.S. if the reasons aren’t compelling.

See Hyacinth’s post below!

24 Comments

  1. nene+

    March 9, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    Waoo just waoo. This dimension unleashed by custom border protection na waoo

  2. nwa nna

    March 9, 2017 at 1:12 pm

    Is he a green card holder or a US citizen? Exactly what were the reasons given for denying him entry into the US if he had been residing there for a while?

    • Anne

      March 9, 2017 at 3:24 pm

      Someone I know just got in without hassle. If you have been living in Virginia for years as a citizen or green card holder with no issues, you shouldn’t be denied. Sorry o.

  3. LostInSpace

    March 9, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    @ nwa nna, Thanks for the lovely questions. God bless you!

    Dude is eager to post on social media but not ready to talk about his status. Nigerians should stop being a cry baby. I know for sure everyone being denied entry has one or two things they need to clarify.

    • abi

      March 9, 2017 at 2:17 pm

      really? u know for sure because you are in Trump”s cabinet and you lead the immigration team abi? We know bitter people when we read their comments.

    • pablo

      March 19, 2017 at 1:18 am

      Ewu, don’t you have brains. If you have any felony and you are a green card holder that is an automatic infringement on your status which you will automatically denied entry.

  4. CovertNigerian

    March 9, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    Rather than tolerating all the ambiguity, speculation and uncertainty, when will our government ask the US to explain why we are being treated like this? If there are extra measures we should be taking to address concerns of US border officials, they should let us know before we invest thousands of dollars on making that trip so that we come prepared.

    Beyond that, I wish we could access data on these denials of entry and extra scrutiny at entry points of Nigerians and other nationals not on “the list of 6” with valid visas. Are they suddenly happening more often or are we just hearing about them more?

  5. get your eye test done today

    March 9, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    Welcome to Trump USA! People with valid U.S visa are being turned back at the point of entry.
    I pity black people that support DRUMPF!!!

  6. Bella

    March 9, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    Bella Naija, can we have more in-depth and investigated stories, not just a copy paste issue. So why was he denied entry, does he not hold a green card or applicable relevant visa? Did anyone contact him to find out why and what happened? Satisfy our minds with stories you publish.

    • Ajala & Foodie

      March 9, 2017 at 4:36 pm

      @ Bella, I doubt he is a green card holder or US citizen. The US has a class of visa for those in the entertainment industry where you can reside in the US as an entertainer as long as you don’t rely on public funds or seek out job opportunities outside your area, I.e as long as you are only doing gigs you are good. Many celebrities use this i.e even from Europe and Canada. I don’t know if this dude is in the entertainment industry but will not be surprised if he has resided in the States under that status and it is now being revoked.

    • Ajala & Foodie

      March 9, 2017 at 4:52 pm

      Let me however reiterate that this is a visa AND does not bestow permanent residency or citizenship rights on you. What that means is that, just like any visa it does not grant you automatic entry into the country. If you have also been caught seeking employment outside your specified “territory”, it is grounds for said visa to be revoked.

    • No chaser...

      March 10, 2017 at 12:35 am

      Please don’t spew what you don’t know. Foreign entertainers- just as doctors, lawyers, engineers, health care professionals- rely on companies in USA to file work visas (H1b1). There is no “class of visa” made specifically for entertainers. Their music labels can, of course, expedite their h1b1 process or directly sponsor for green card . This is where money, connections and brilliant immigration lawyers come to play.

    • Ajala & Foodie

      March 10, 2017 at 2:25 am

      @ No chaser, if you do not know, read and figure it out before you accuse people of spewing ” What YOU don’t know”. Look into P-visa. Like I said it is a visa I.e non immigrant visa as it does not bestow permanent residency status on you. I clearly wrote that. I know what H-1B visa is all about just like I am well aware what P-1 visa is all about.

  7. Atukpa!

    March 9, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    I’m so sure he’s not a green card holder ar a citizen. There’s more to this story than he’s telling us. It’s not about living in the US for years. He could be living in the US, with his wife and kids and still not have the right papers (I know someone that lived here for 14 years and still didn’t have a green card at become a citizen, and he almost got deported) There’s more to this story…

    • abi

      March 9, 2017 at 2:18 pm

      some of u are just daft, he doesn’t have papers yet he goes in and out freely. You all are myopic set of irritants.

    • Ola

      March 9, 2017 at 2:40 pm

      You can go in and out freely as long as you have a valid multiple-entry visa. A visa is not the same as “papers”.

    • Wow

      March 9, 2017 at 3:37 pm

      Actually, no one is “daft” or “myopic” here. Valid questions should be asked. If he goes in and out of the U.S. freely and is a green card holder, then we’d be interested to know why he was denied entry. There’s got to be a reason and in that case, he needs a lawyer. However, if he’s been “residing” in Virginia without valid papers, no wonder he was denied entry.

    • PD Young Billionaire

      March 10, 2017 at 1:25 am

      A lot has been happening lately as regards US immigration.A canadian citizen(that has a Canadian passport) was denied entry recently.The way things are right now,if you were not born in the US,you MAY be denied entry even if you are a naturalized citizen.

  8. The one

    March 9, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    Abi, I think you are the daft one. Obviously, there is more to the story. Going out and coming in as you want doesn’t prove anything. Has it crossed your mind the guy can be on visiting visa yet he lives in the US? The entry clearance officer might notice a pattern in his travels hence the entry denial. A visiting visa doesn’t give you the right to live there. You claim you are on holiday yet you spend the bulk of the time in the US. Any fool will notice you only come out to get your passport stamped to beat the one time stay limit.

  9. Nyc

    March 9, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    There’s more to his story..you have been living in Virginia on what kind of visa or permit…no way u will be sent back to Nigeria if u have a green card or us passport..and if u hv a green card by arrangee and u travel out just know u at risk of them investigating that marital status when u get to the airport.

    • Olu

      March 9, 2017 at 4:24 pm

      Regardless of how you got the green card, once it becomes the 10-yr permanent green card, your marital status has nothing against you. Other things may still come into play…like you staying outside for over 6 months.

  10. Nyc

    March 9, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    And for all those illiterates asking does he not have the necessary visa..Visa is Not I repeat Not a permit to live in any other country period.!!…you are still a visitor even if all your load and property are in the country and as a visitor u hv limit on days u can stay in any giving visut and can also be denied entry any given time even if u hv 10years visitors visa ok!!!!

    • Ediebee

      March 9, 2017 at 4:47 pm

      @Nyc Thanks…..I know the guy to be honest. He is actually a Canadian resident and has stayed more in Canada than Virginia. He does not have any US status whatsoever. So that being said, what is he not telling us? Previous criminal unsorted record in US or overstayed visa or what? There is definitely more to this than the social media status.

  11. Ada

    March 9, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    His he green Card holder or a citizen?If he has any he should not be denied entry but if he has the shola shola green card sorry o. One thing i know is that if you have a green card or passport you will be allowed in, but visa’s these day are somehow.They can denied you entry.

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