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Over 70 Ghanaian Immigrants Deported from the US

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Over 70 Ghanaian Immigrants Deported from the US

Over 70 Ghanaian immigrants were deported from the United States on Wednesday for overstaying their permits.

The all-male deportees arrived a chartered Delta Airline Flight at Accra’s Kotoka International Airport in handcuffs before they were handed over to local authorities, 3News reports.

The actual number of immigrants was not clear, and most of them had no belongings with them.

They were screened by the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO), the Ghana Immigration Service and the Ghana Police Service and were reported to have been given 100 Ghana Cedis ($23) each after clearance as some of them had no means to contact their families.

Although they admitted going to the US illegally, they claim they handed themselves to authorities on arrival but as refugees.

According to some of them, they were handcuffed and sent to prisons for eighteen months. Others claim they were arrested on the streets of US and sent to prisons without any charges, and while there, they were served with food meant for dogs and pigs.

This is the second mass deportation of Ghanaians from the United States in recent times.

 

14 Comments

  1. Adeola

    June 15, 2017 at 5:18 pm

    ***Correction BN

    They were screened by the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO), the Ghana Immigration Service and the Ghana Police Service. “reported to have been given 100 Ghana Cedis ($23) each after clearance as some of them had no means to contact their families.”……ERROR, and MISSING THEY WERE.

    “They were reported to have been given 100 Ghana Cedis ($23) each after clearance as some of them had no means to contact their families.”…..REPETITION

  2. Sunshiney

    June 15, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    Refugee status, and they are from Ghana??? Ok…

  3. Deleke

    June 15, 2017 at 6:44 pm

    Akwaba

  4. James

    June 15, 2017 at 7:05 pm

    Welcome back home. As bad as it may look, the nightmare is over.

    • Osa

      June 15, 2017 at 7:15 pm

      Dont be too sure o. The nightmare may just have started again. They were put in handcuffs
      Africans don suffer for oyinbo hand! These mass deportations are so distasteful

  5. OA

    June 15, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    Probably meant seeking asylum and not refugee status. Me sef dey wonder which kain wool they wan pull over US’s eyes by thinking they qualify as “refugees” from Ghana.

  6. Mrs chidukane

    June 15, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    I just stopped at 100 cedis is $23. Lucky people

  7. Mrs chidukane

    June 15, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    I just stopped at 100 cedis is $23. Lucky people. Exchange rate popping

    • CovertNigerian

      June 15, 2017 at 10:43 pm

      It might seem like something worth bragging about but the actual exchange rate matters a lot less than a stable exchange rate. It’s $1 to 4.39 Cedis and $1 to 110 Japanese Yen. Yet that disparity doesn’t in any way mean that quality of life in Japan is in any way inferior to that in Ghana.
      We don’t need $1 to N1 to have a good economy in Nigeria. We need stability and progressive reforms so that entrepreneurs can do their magic.

    • Mrs chidukane

      June 16, 2017 at 12:00 am

      Well, I’ll take the exchange rate as it is. Enough shopping. I bet they still get to use their MasterCards. I’ll even take Japan’s.

  8. Sheila

    June 16, 2017 at 12:50 am

    When it comes to certain other countries their open with open arms. When it comes to Africa and Haiti it’s a problem. Something definitely wrong.

  9. Saint

    June 16, 2017 at 3:57 am

    Is this really true? I don’t believe it’s the same kind of reporter a while ago reported that Trump signed a free visa to US. I hate fake news

  10. David Kwabena Eduaful

    June 16, 2017 at 4:58 am

    Government of Africa countries should bow down their heads,because of greed ,they are corrupt, what is meant for the masses, one government official eats them all,forgetting that one day they will give an account to the Great Judge, (Jehovah God) one day.
    Why should a country like Ghana or Nigeria not able to take care of their inhabitants? Because of that we are all over the place ,for so called greener Pasteur if there’s one.
    Africa leaders please for Christ sake, draw down a plan in your policies to attrack the youth to stay at home and work and build our individual countries.

    Nana Akofu, we know you only became the boss,please Don’t be like the other previous Presidents…………Please do some thing

  11. Sam

    June 16, 2017 at 6:48 pm

    Many of this guys have lived in US for 10 or more years and felt nothing like this will ever happened. Don’t cry for them …they have big houses in Ghana and monies in their bank accounts in the US their wives/ girls friends must do well and send it to them…..Those still inside must learn from these…. Secure your stay before you follow money

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