Top CNN journalist and political analyst, Fareed Zakaria has rubbished US president. Donald Trump’s latest immigration policy which bans immigrant visas from five African countries, including Nigeria.
Last month the Trump administration expanded its contentious “travel ban” to impose visa restrictions on six more countries, including Africa’s most populous nation, Nigeria.
Nigerians can still travel to the US on temporary nonimmigrant visas as students, workers, or tourists, but from Feb. 21, when the law goes into effect, Nigerians will no longer be able to obtain visas allowing them to permanently immigrate to the US.
Officials justify the ban on the basis of national security concerns and the notion that immigrants from poor countries don’t contribute to the American economy.
However, the CNN journalist countered these assumptions in a brilliant argument on Monday. He said the American government is not been truthful about its real motives.
According to Fareed Zakaria, No Nigerian has been rsponsible for a single terror-related death in America from 1975 to 2017. He also prooved that Nigerians are making immense contributions to the American economy as they are educated and in high-profile jobs.
Watch the interesting video below:
Nigeria was added to the Trump administration’s controversial visa and travel bans list. @FareedZakaria analyzes whether this is a security measure or a result of Trump’s views on immigration. https://t.co/hwqBe8PA4l pic.twitter.com/sAQhilGah2
— CNN (@CNN) February 16, 2020