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Trump plans to Expand Travel Ban to Include Nigeria, Officials Say

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Seven days into his administration, in 2017, US President Donald Trump signed a travel ban that restricted entry into the US for citizens of seven majority-Muslim countries.

Now officials in the Trump administration, according to Politico, have shared that exactly three years after the first travel ban was passed, on Monday the 27th, Trump plans to add even more countries to the list, and one of them is Nigeria.

The final list could still change, the report says, but, at present, it includes seven countries: Belarus, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania, according to officials who have seen the list.

Of course this doesn’t mean Nigerians won’t be able to enter the US. What it means is that certain types of visas, like business or visitor visas, or maybe government officials, will be banned from entering the country.

The ban is necessary to protect the US against potential acts of terrorism, the Trump administration has said, although how Nigerians fit into this narrative is difficult to see.

Still, nothing will be known for sure until Monday, when the expanded travel ban is expected to be announced.

5 Comments

  1. PharmaBizConnect

    January 22, 2020 at 5:57 am

    Thanks For sharing Valuable information about the topic.I really appreciate this post!
    Keep sharing this kind of relevant information.

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  2. Smh

    January 22, 2020 at 10:02 pm

    “Although how Nigeria fits into this narrative is difficult to see”…… Is it that you are very ignorant of the events going on in your country? Surely Nigerians cannot be oblivious of what is happening and why the US has decided to consider the country?….

    If you cant educate yourself about what has been going on in Nigeria so be it.

    Trump has a duty to protect American Citizens

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    • Truth

      January 23, 2020 at 5:03 am

      Err have there been any Terrorist acts commited in the United States by a Nigerian? NO! it’s bullshit, Trump just doesnt like Brown people

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  3. DunSingx Hello

    January 22, 2020 at 10:51 pm

    Oookay! Since it doesn’t affect us all together, no qualms

    • Jadon

      January 23, 2020 at 6:31 am

      This is the exact mentality that’s killing us. It’s the same mentality the elites, politicians and Might I say every Nigerian. It doesn’t affect me directly, so it’s not my problem.

      It is definitely everyone’s problem; even if we are banned or not or Only certain people get the restrictions; the fact that a country that you hold an attachement to, as a citizen or dual citizen is considered for something like this is a big slap and a stain for life. WE HAVE RUINED THE IMAGE OF THIS COUNTRY.

      I hate to bring GOD into mademade problems, but really only god can help us get out of this rot.

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