Following the implementation of the United States President, Donald Trump’s immigration policy, the US is expected to stop issuing 2-year visas to Nigerians.
The policy aims to treat countries the same way Americans are treated as regards visa issuance. Nigeria only offers a 1-year visa to Americans at the moment while American used to offer a 2-year visa to Nigerians.
According to Vanguard, the presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, in reaction to the visa ban on Sunday, January 29, said: “It is not a presidency matter.”
A critical analysis shows that Nigerians who hold dual nationality will be affected if their other passport is from Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Syria, Libya, Somalia and Yemen the 7 Muslim-majority countries.
Recall that barely a week after the inauguration of president Trump as the president of the United States; he approved some executive orders that include visa denial for citizens of Syria and 6 other African and middle eastern countries.
There had been a widespread uproar during president Trump’s campaign when he proposed a temporary ban on Muslims migrating to the United States, this he believed, would protect the citizens from jihadist attacks.
Rather than place a ban on those of a specific religion, Trump and his nominee for attorney general, Senator Jeff Sessions, have agreed to focus on restrictions instead, with a special focus on countries whose migrants could pose a threat.