The United States Government has placed visa restrictions on Ghana, alleging that the country was not cooperating in accepting its citizens who have been deported from the United States.
According to a statement by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, “has ordered consular officers in Ghana to implement visa restrictions on certain categories of visa applicants.”
“Without an appropriate response from Ghana, the scope of these sanctions may be expanded to a wider population.
Ghana has failed to live up to its obligations under international law to accept the return of its nationals ordered removed from the United States.
We hope the Ghanaian government will work with us to reconcile these deficiencies quickly,” said DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen stated.