The Foreign Affairs Committee of Parliament has invited the United States Embassy in Ghana over recent reports of deportation of some Ghanaians from the US.
The two are expected to hold the meeting later today [Thursday, June 22, 2017].
It is reported that about 63 Ghanaian deportees arrived in Ghana last week from the US after authorities found them to be living illegally in that country.
In November 2016, another set of 108 Ghanaians were deported. It is unclear if the recent deportation is as a result of the immigration policy of current US President, Donald Trump.
The US Ambassador to Ghana, Robert Jackson, is expected to answer questions from Members of Parliament on the Committee.
Earlier in May, Mr Robert Jackson indicated that at least 100 Ghanaians had already been deported, and said many others were also expected back home.
“I would say roughly 100 have returned so far this year. More will be returning – it is a constant process. There will probably be a charter aircraft coming with some Ghanaians in the next few weeks. Almost every week we see a few leave voluntarily so it is a process that is ongoing,” he said.
He added that “A few are in jail. Most of them are at liberty, but they have been informed by the immigration service that they must leave the United States.”
By: Jonas Nyabor/citifmonline.com/Ghana