The United States will expel 7000 Ghanaians from breaching their visa agreement according to a U.S diplomat, reports Xinhua.
“About 7,000 of them are currently at different stages of the deportation process, and we are not apologetic about that,” U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Robert P. Jackson said at an event in the Brong Ahafo region, 400 km north of the capital, Accra.
Jackson further explained that the West Africans had overstayed their permits.
“We have a lot of Ghanaians who have overstayed their visas in the U.S. and I think that they need to be concerned about whether they would be allowed to remain illegally,” Jackson said.
He added, “My guess is they will be given some options but the president will be serious about asking those who’ve violated their visa status to depart.”
The disclosure comes a day after the United Kingdom government imposed a 10-year ban imposed on three sitting members of Ghana’s parliament and a former legislator following their involvement in a visa fraud, reports the Starr online.