US Congress opposes visa ban on Nigeria and others, seeks law to nullify it

The US house of representatives has opposed the visa ban placed on Nigeria and other countries by Donald Trump administration.

The Congress says it will soon establish a “no ban act” against the immigrant visa ban of President Donald Trump.

US Congress opposes visa ban on Nigeria and others, seeks law to nullify it

Trump had imposed an immigrant visa ban on Nigeria Myanmar, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Tanzania and Sudan although the ban does not apply to other US visas such as those for official, business, tourism and student travel.

Nancy Pelosi, US speaker, has reacted the Trump’s travel ban, she 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 traveling to the United States, is discrimination disguised as policy,” the statement read.

“America’s strength has always been as a beacon of hope and opportunity for people around the world, whose dreams and aspirations have enriched our nation and made America more American. 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.

“In the Congress and in the Courts, House Democrats will continue to oppose the Administration’s dangerous anti-immigrant agenda. In the coming weeks, the House Judiciary Committee will mark-up and bring to the Floor the NO BAN Act to prohibit religious discrimination in our immigration system and limit the President’s ability to impose such biased and bigoted restrictions. We will never allow hatred or bigotry to define our nation or destroy our values.”

Reacting to the US visa ban on Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari has set up a committee to study and address the issues that made the US suspend issuance of “immigrant visas” to Nigerian passport holders.

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