Kenyans in the US gets spared from President Donald Trump’s order to deport immigrants who had overstayed in the country.
According to Wednesdays’ The Washington Post, the white House made an order to trace 569,000 immigrants from over 20 nationalities who had been in the country but with expired visas.
Over 100 Kenyans were deported from the US since 2017 when Trump took leadership, and hence the new reports come as a shock to many.
It is reported that countries whose citizens have overstayed their welcome could face sanctions.
“Trump gave the State Department four months to consult with Homeland Security officials and the Attorney General to recommend sanctions, which he said could include suspending or limiting visas for those countries,” the US-based publication stated.
In the report, countries to face the crackdown include Nigeria, Angola, Chad, Sudan, Burundi, Cape Verde, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Liberia, Mauritania, Somalia, and South Sudan.
Currently, Nigeria is on the lead as it has 29,004 citizens under the radar.
Kenyans has been ranked as the country with most hardworking foreigners in the US, (Bloomberg, 2018). Other foreign country that have made similar statements include Cananada
Other African countries that featured in the report’s top 10 are Ethiopia (4th), Egypt (5th), Nigeria (8th) and Liberia (9th).
Generally, African Immigrants top in the list of most productive immigrants in the US followed by Mexicans and Central America.
The report put the number of Kenyans living in the US at 120,000.
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