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U.S. to Deport 4,000 Somalis, Says Embassy

U.S. Immigration agents are planning to deport about 4,000 Somali nationals from the United States, Somalia’s ambassador says.

"We learned through immigration sources that the total number of the Somalis that are in the books of [U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement] to be removed are close to 4,000," Ahmed Isse Awad, Somali ambassador to the US told Voice of America.

Ambassador Awad said the embassy is waiting for more information on the identity of the 4,000 targeted for deportation, and a timeline on their deportation. He added that since the embassy in Washington opened in November, 2015, about 170 Somali immigrants have been deported for various immigration law violations or after having their asylum applications rejected. An additional 300 are awaiting deportation.

Somalia is one of the six countries included in the travel ban executive order signed by President Donald Trump last month. The order bans citizens of Somalia, Sudan, Yemen, Iran, Syria and Libya  from entering the US over a 90-day period. A temporary restraining order issued by a federal judge in Hawaii however has prevented the travel ban from coming into effect.

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Some of these Somali's used Kenya (Refugee Camps) as their Lauinching Pads to the US but had forgotten about it (Kenya). Now they may be baco into the camps if not welcome back home or nust afraid of going back to Somali.

Tough life.I am pretty sure some of these 4000 to be deported have been here for a while and were used to the "good life" here.But if they violated conditions for staying,they are to blame.
Anyway how come these oil rich states in the arab world cannot extend their benevolence (or may be they will)and take these somalis,instead of setting them many steps back by sending them back to,I guess where ever they came from.

Mkenya halisi

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 21:10

I have said it here that it it's good tuinvest back home where u come from coz whether u have papers or not that country yr mind cheats u it's home is not.Anything happens u will choose yr country of birth as an option so the pple to blame is us not USA immigration.Wewe zoea kukula kfc n Macdonald n when shit happens u will see yrself in that village of yrs bin a laughing stock juu haukunjipanga!!!!U may not b deported by mnaweza kosana na bibi ufukuzwe n the place to run is back home??U may mistakenly hit somebody while driving n instead of going to jail u decide to fly home????U may not find a job for a long time n the option wil b to fly home so all this reasons r real.Build a home somewhere n rent it out n buy shares invest in farm land in cheap areas manjamaaa always remember SHITS happens.

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