The United States has given a further proof to the imposition placed on immigrants from Nigeria.
The United States Home office explained that it’s ban on migrant visa on Nigeria was as a result of the country’s failure to comply with its established identity-management and information-sharing criteria.
This clarification was disclosed in a statement, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said the restriction became necessary due to
It was however, gathered that a third party company currently holds Nigeria’s passport database, causing “problematic” information flow between Nigerian immigration and the International Police Organisation (Interpol).
“Nigeria does not comply with the established identity-management and information-sharing criteria assessed by the performance metrics.”
The statement revealed that entry for immigrants from Nigeria has been suspended, “except as Special Immigrants whose eligibility is based on having provided assistance to the U.S. Government.”
“Like the seven countries that continue to face travel restrictions pursuant to Proclamation 9645, the six additional countries added for restrictions are among the worst performing in the world; however, there are prospects for near-term improvement for these six countries,” it said in the statement.
“The restrictions imposed by this proclamation reflect the U.S. government’s greater confidence that these countries can make meaningful improvements in a reasonable period of time.
“If that expectation is met, the President may remove travel restrictions at any time. Conversely, the President has also determined that if improvements are not made, additional restrictions may be added.”