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Parliament summons US Embassy over Ghanaian deportation

The Foreign Affairs Committee of Parliament is set to meet officials of the US Embassy in Ghana today June 22, 2017 barring any last minute changes.

The move is in connection with the deportation of some Ghanaians back to the country last week with claims they were maltreated by immigration officials of the United States.

The deportees were said to have entered into the US without the requisite documentation leading to the deportation.

It would be recalled that a total of Seventy-five Ghanaian illegal immigrants in the United States of America were deported.

They arrived at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) in Accra last Wednesday, morning handcuffed.

They had applied for asylum in the USA but their applications were rejected and were subsequently deported.

Ten other Ghanaians who had also applied for asylum but their applications were not successful are also expected to be deported soon. They are waiting their deportation documentation.

One of the deportees, by name Awudu, told Accra based radio station, Peace FM that he was part of a group of Ghanaians who went to watch the 2014 World Cup in Brazil but managed to stay back after the tournament, and later went to the USA to seek asylum.

He said he was detained in California for a period but later moved to Arizona and then to New York before his deportation.

Source: mynewsgh.com

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