The US government has not hidden its feelings about the presence of illegal immigrants since Donald Trump took office as president.
Some 7000 Ghanaians marked for deportation are part of people the US immigration authorities will be dealing with as it begins raiding some cities to arrest and deport individuals illegally residing in the country, Ghanaweb report.
Already the US has imposed visa restriction on some categories of government officials for refusing to accept some 7000 individuals marked for deportation to Ghana.
Ghana’s Ambassador to the US, Baffour Adjei Bawuah has argued that the majority of those described as Ghanaians have failed to prove they indeed are Ghanaians.
But the US government did not buy that argument leading to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announcing the implementation of visa sanctions on Ghana in February.
In a release dated January 31, 2019, the DHS explained that the sanctions are as a result of Ghana’s failure to accept its nationals that have been removed from the U.S.
“Ghana has failed to live up to its obligations under international law to accept the return of its nationals ordered removed from the United States,” Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen was quoted in the release.