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With the arrival of Donald Trump, the US government banned all US visa issuance to Gambia and Gambians intending to travel to the US unless Gambia receives citizens forced out of the USA.

The challenge for the Gambian government is to continue to refuse accepting Gambian deportees and thereby deny other Gambians a chance to travel to the US for studies, business, family visits or simply as tourists. If anyone has an easy fix to this dilemma other than do what our government is doing, They are geniuses. So, let’s hear about your ideas and ways out of this diplomatic jam.

We must also emphasize that across the Atlantic in Europe, the deportations are tied to grants amounting to millions of dollars to help resettle, train and create opportunities for deportees

The government is to be completely transparent and honour the purpose for which these grants were made; create opportunities and stem the tide of mass immigration to Europe. Yahya Jammeh too received such grants from Europe, but he squandered all those millions of dollars on himself.”

Meanwhile the press officer at MOFA Saikou Ceesay confirmed that some 32 Gambian deportees arrived in Banjul. He added that government was obliged to issue emergency certificates for those with expired Gambian passports

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