Tag: Donald Trump and Africa

African Immigrants Are Being Deported At High Rates

by Ann Brown| Moguldom

Under the Trump administration, African and other Black immigrants have been deported at higher rates than other immigrants, and no one is paying much attention. In 2015, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) deported 1,293 African immigrants, according to data from the Department of Homeland Security. Since the 2016 election, raids by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on Black immigrant communities has revved up. That number has since gone up.

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Trump Allies in Americas Block Africans’ Path to US Asylum

By The Associated Press

President Donald Trump isn’t the only world leader making it virtually impossible for many Africans to get asylum in the United States. He’s getting plenty of help from allies in the Americas. Ecuador is closing its doors as one of the few countries in North and South America to welcome African visitors, depriving them of a starting point for their dangerous journeys north by land.

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Trump’s xenophobic travel ban punishes Americans above all

The president’s recent anti-immigration move is breaking up American families.

By The Editorial Board |BOSTON GLOBE

A rational president, making decisions untainted by racial bias, would know that Nigerians are among the most successful and highly educated immigrant groups in America: 61 percent hold at least a bachelor’s degree. More than 1 in 3 Nigerian immigrants work in the US health care industry; compared to the general population, they’re also more likely to work in science, technology, and engineering fields.

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Nigerian Immigrant Eloquently Explains Why He’s the ‘Real American’ After Breaking MAGA UFC Fighter’s Jaw

Could this fight and subsequent interview have been the moment Donald Trump took a deep dislike of Nigerian immigrants?

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Donald Trump US visa travel ban repeal bill advances

By: Daniel Waldron and Sanwar Ali Edited by: Sanwar Ali

The US House Judiciary Committee voted on Wednesday to proceed with a bill that would if enacted repeal Donald Trump’s travel ban on several Muslim majority countries.  It would also prevent future bans based on religion.

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Carol Angela Davis gives her opinion on the travel ban on Nigerians

American social commentator gives her opinion on the recent visa restrictions on Nigerians.

Nigerian Couple ‘Heartbroken’ As Families Face Indefinite Visa Ban

The Trump administration has expanded its travel ban to six more countries, including Nigeria — the largest economy in Africa. While Nigerian students and travelers are still welcome to visit — it’s family members immigrating to the U.S. who are blocked from coming here.

By ELIZABETH TROVALL 

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Why Nigeria Has Responded to Trump’s Travel Ban With Caution, Not Outrage

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The Trump administration provoked another international outcry when it announced late last month that it was adding six new countries to its list of nations that face broad travel restrictions to the United States: Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania.

The inclusion of Nigeria, generated immediate outrage among many observers. But the reaction from the Nigerian government was more muted than expected.

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Trump’s latest “visa ban” poses a threat—and an opportunity—to Nigeria’s tech ecosystem

Yomi Kazeem
Quartz

As part of new visa restrictions by the Trump administration, the US will no longer issue immigrant visas to Nigerian applicants.

While Nigeria is not the only country affected by the “ban” (Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan and Myanmar will also face similar restrictions while Tanzania and Sudan have been excluded from the United States’ popular visa lottery scheme), it is, by far, the most high profile country affected by what the Trump administration describes as a penalty for unsatisfactory security and information sharing standards.

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Trump trashes Nigeria and bans its immigrants. Nigerians love him for it.

Tough talk, candor and resilience are admired in my country. The president is perceived to have these traits.

By Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani . The Washington Post

President Trump doesn’t want Africans flooding into his country. But let’s be honest. Who really does? Certainly not any other world leader of this era. Trump just happens to be the one bold or uncaring enough to say the quiet part out loud. He’s the rare white politician sparing us the trouble of deciphering what he might think. And Nigerians love him for it.

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Trump, Kenyan leader Uhuru talk positive about US-Kenya trade deal

By Darlene Superville, Tom Odula and Cara Anna | AP 

President Donald Trump and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta sounded positive notes Thursday about a future trade deal between their countries. Trump said the first such agreement between the U.S. and a nation in sub-Saharan Africa “probably” would happen.

Kenyatta arrived at the White House on a rainy afternoon for his second meeting with Trump. Trump stepped out beneath an awning to greet Kenyatta and escort him to the Oval Office, where they were to discuss trade and other issues.

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Trump is turning Canada into a haven for the world’s best and brightest

Well-educated professionals from Nigeria are turning their eyes to Canada after the U.S. expanded its visa and travel bans

by Jason Markusoff

Nigerians have become central figures in the most heavily reported Canadian migration story in recent years, as the largest cohort streaming through Canada’s most controversial entry-point: the ditch at Roxham Road, in small-town Quebec, that became a magnet for asylum seekers.

More quietly, though, Nigerians are playing a significant role in this country’s overall immigration story: the numbers of people arriving through conventional channels—mainly as skilled workers—have spiked, nearly tripling since 2016.

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Trump scapegoats almost a quarter of Africa’s population

By Ishaan Tharoor  The Washington Post

It says a lot about this fraught moment in U.S. politics that President Trump’s move to slap immigration restrictions on almost a quarter of Africa’s population transpired with little more than a murmur in Washington. But amid the final throes of the Senate impeachment trial and the chaos of the Democratic caucuses in Iowa, the White House reinforced its virtual border wall Friday when it added six countries to the administration’s list of nations subject to either sweeping travel bans or strict immigration limits.

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The Racism at the Heart of Trump’s ‘Travel Ban’

Adding Nigeria to the expanded list of excluded countries just makes it more obvious.

By Jamelle Bouie. Opinion Columnist New York Times

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