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Trump to extend visa restriction on Nigeria, others

United States President, Donald Trump, is set to add Nigeria and six others to a new list of countries on America’s visa restriction according to Wall Street Journal reports.

According to the report, Nigerians would not be barred from entering the country but would not be issued with certain types of visas.

The Trump administration plans to roll out its expanded travel restrictions on Monday, marking the three-year anniversary of the initial travel ban Trump signed on his seventh day in office, sparking controversy at the beginning of his term.

Unlike the initial travel ban list of 2017, most of the new countries don’t have majority-Muslim populations. Several of them, however, have had relatively higher rates of their citizens overstaying visas in the US, according to DHS data.

The report reads in part, “The Trump administration plans to add seven countries to a group of nations subject to travel restrictions, including Nigeria, Africa’s

Most populous country, along with others in Africa and Asia, according to administration officials who have seen the list

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