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22 Ghanaians to be brought Home from US – Shirley Ayorkor

Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration says 22 Ghanaians are currently on US deportation list.

The minister added that, the Ghanaian citizens are being depoted for flouting immigration rules in the US.

In responds to questions in Parliament concerning 7,000 Ghanaians on deportation list from the US, the minister however said the numbers could not be confirmed since the US government has not furnish the ministry with such information yet.

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“The number of 7,000 and at some point of 3,000 was going around but unfortunately on several occasions, our request for the list of these Ghanaians we are told have flouted the immigration laws of the US have not been provided to us,” she said.

In addition, the minister added that a list of about 100 Ghanaians was given since and 22 are in the process of being removed.

In June 2018, the then US Ambassador to Ghana, Robert Jackson, indicated that about 7,000 Ghanaians were to be deported for flouting various immigration rules.

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Ghana faced threats of travel sanctions from the US if it failed to cooperate with the US in the supposed plans for Ghanaians to be deported.

However, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey says the diplomatic engagements between Ghana and the United States have been fruitful in resolving the issues.

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