Trump to deport illegal Nigerian migrants, others from US
By Daniel Atayi
President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, has issued a directive to the US immigration to raid 10 cities to deport Nigerians and citizens of other countries living illegally in the States.
The order will take effect from Sunday across the cities.
The U.S Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will begin a nationwide raid and arrest of immigrants who are not legally documented in the country.
These immigrants would be meted with collateral deportation.
It could be recalled that in the months of May, the US government declared that an estimated 29,723 Nigerians entered the U.S with non-immigrant tourism or business (B1/B2) visas between October 1, 2017, and September 30, 2018, and adjudged that they have overstayed their welcome!
The Trump administration, released in 2018, an ‘Entry/Exit Overstay Report’ of Nigerian immigrants who refused to leave the U.S after their visas expired, to be 195,785 Nigerians; these category are expected to be deported from the U.S.
However, the authorities to carry out the raid, are restricted from forcibly enter any home under U.S legal framework.
This perhaps may guarantee the stay of some Illegal immigrants who restrict their movements.
Nonetheless, what is freedom, when one’s movement is restricted by law?