The Sierra Leonean government on Wednesday said it will accept 27 of its citizens that are set to be deported from the United States because of various crimes.
The announcement came following President Donald Trump administration’s move to impose visa bans on four African and Asian nations that declined to accept citizens deported from the United States.
Foreign ministry spokesman Emmanuel Turay is reported to have said that the Sierra Leonean Embassy in Washingtone will issue emergency travel certificates for the 27 citizens.
He said the people in question were said to have been onvolved in various crimes across the U.S., including drug offences.
The new U.S. restrictions on business and tourism visas will affect foreign ministry and immigration officials in the West African nation.
The new restrictions also affect nationals or certain officials in Eritrea, Guinea and Cambodia.