I Was Banned From Entering The Us Despite Having A Valid Visa -Nigerian Narrates Bitter Experience

Published 2 years ago by: CLARA JANCITA
at 7-03-2017 09:55AM (2 years ago)

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Following warnings that Nigerians with valid visas were denied entry to the US within the last two weeks and sent back to the country on the next available flights,Francis Adekola, who was affected by the immigration restriction, explained that he was prevented from attending a friend’s wedding in Mississippi on February 15, 2017.
Narrating his bitter experience to US, Adekola said he was detained for over 10 hours before he was placed on aircraft and returned to Abuja via Johannesburg.
He said,
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“I travelled to the US on February 15, but when we got to the Atlanta airport, where I was to connect another flight, I was asked to step aside at the check-in counter by an armed border protection officer.
“He walked me to the luggage section and searched my wallet and bag. He also collected my telephone (set) and went through the contents: SMSes, pictures, WhatsApp chats, everything.”

Adekola, who recently finished his Ph.D at a Canadian university, said he was informed by the immigration agent that he did not have strong ties in Nigeria and that he might not go back home if allowed into the US. Though he was allowed to speak to someone in the US, he stated that he was still prevented from entering America.

Adekola added that his mobile was not returned to him until he got to Johannesburg.
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“My documents were not released to me until the plane was airborne on its way to Abuja even though my home was in Lagos,”
he said. He explained that he saw some nationals of other countries, who were also denied entry to the US, noting that the wasted trip cost him over N1m in airfare.
The US embassy could not be reached for comment as it had yet to respond to an email, sent to it, seeking its reaction to the barring of Nigerians.The Ministry of Foreign Affairs was also unavailable for comment.



Mykie010 at 7-03-2017 10:06AM (2 years ago)
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No problem, come back home and join in fighting the govt,people are doing that here while all of u are       running to America. Who will now question d govt
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DrSoba at 7-03-2017 10:19AM (2 years ago)
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Whatever other countries are doing to Nigerians, Nigerians are the cause of their problems.
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Larry28 at 7-03-2017 10:20AM (2 years ago)
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Nawa ... Nigeria now labelled the bad egg everywhere.
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mensch at 7-03-2017 10:30AM (2 years ago)
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Having a visit visa is not an entry garantee to any country.

They have already told you why they refuse you entry.

You might not go back and that is a simple truth.
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Donchijoz at 7-03-2017 10:56AM (2 years ago)
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you are highly welcome back home.
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24magic at 7-03-2017 11:03AM (2 years ago)
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Trump is gradually turning US into an open racist country
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akinmanchy at 7-03-2017 11:46AM (2 years ago)
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Trump sounds more like a faulty trumpet to me

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kacylee at 7-03-2017 07:16PM (2 years ago)
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TRUMP MEANS BIZ OOOO

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gogoman at 8-03-2017 01:12AM (2 years ago)
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una never see anything yet
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sugarbaby2392 at 9-03-2017 03:53PM (2 years ago)
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Quote from: gogoman on  8-03-2017 01:12AM
una never see anything yet
we will keep watching our backs
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sugarbaby2392 at 9-03-2017 03:54PM (2 years ago)
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Quote from: kacylee on  7-03-2017 07:16PM
TRUMP MEANS BIZ OOOO
make America great again
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sugarbaby2392 at 9-03-2017 03:54PM (2 years ago)
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Quote from: 24magic on  7-03-2017 11:03AM
Trump is gradually turning US into an open racist country
my thoughts
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sugarbaby2392 at 9-03-2017 03:55PM (2 years ago)
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Quote from: Donchijoz on  7-03-2017 10:56AM
you are highly welcome back home.
Lmao
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sugarbaby2392 at 9-03-2017 03:56PM (2 years ago)
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Quote from: mensch on  7-03-2017 10:30AM
Having a visit visa is not an entry garantee to any country.

They have already told you why they refuse you entry.

You might not go back and that is a simple truth.
Lol
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sugarbaby2392 at 9-03-2017 03:56PM (2 years ago)
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Quote from: Larry28 on  7-03-2017 10:20AM
Nawa ... Nigeria now labelled the bad egg everywhere.
sort of
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sugarbaby2392 at 9-03-2017 03:57PM (2 years ago)
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Quote from: DrSoba on  7-03-2017 10:19AM
Whatever other countries are doing to Nigerians, Nigerians are the cause of their problems.
we came from Africa
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sugarbaby2392 at 9-03-2017 03:57PM (2 years ago)
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Quote from: Mykie010 on  7-03-2017 10:06AM
No problem, come back home and join in fighting the govt,people are doing that here while all of u are       running to America. Who will now question d govt
abi ooo
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BournIdentity at 29-03-2017 10:47AM (2 years ago)
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Alryt
   
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BournIdentity at 31-03-2017 03:58AM (2 years ago)
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I pass
     
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