US visa ban on Nigeria and others,…..lawmakers react poised to have the policy reversed
Some law makers in the United States has expressed disappointment over President Trump travel ban on Nigeria and five other countries stressing that it has a religious undertone.
Fox news reports that the Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, is leading the charge to have the policy reversed.
The report quotes Speaker Pelosi as saying that she found the travel ban which was imposed on the night of Friday, January 31 to be discriminatory the countries involved.
In a statement Pelosi said “The Trump administration’s expansion of its outrageous, un-American travel ban threatens our security, our values and the rule of law.
“The sweeping rule, barring more than 350 million individuals from predominantly African nations from travelling to the United States, is discrimination disguised as policy.”
“With this latest callous decision, the President has doubled down on his cruelty and further undermined our global leadership, our Constitution and our proud heritage as a nation of immigrants,”
Pelosi also said President Trump is undermining American heritage which is built on immigrants.
The Speaker said the US House of Reps would speed up the passage of its No ban Act to reverse Trump’s policy which the democrats view as a religious ban, targeted at Muslim countries.
Earlier the administration of US President Trump on Friday, January 31, imposed visa ban on Nigeria.
Other countries affected by the ban includes Eritrea, Myanmar and Kyrgyzstan.
The ban is aimed at preventing citizens of the affected countries from immigrating to the US and so will be denied immigrants visa.
According to the Trump administration, the affected countries did not comply with the U.S. minimum security standards or cooperate to prevent illegal immigration.
Wall Street Journal, states that citizens of the affected countries who poesses valid US immigrants visa before February 21 will not be affected and are still free to enter the US.