Former American ambassador to Ghana, Robert P. Jackson give reasons why Ghanaians are refused American visas
According to the former American ambassador to Ghana, a lot of Ghanaians are refused American visas simply because there are a lot of Ghanaians who have overstayed their visas in the United States, Robert P. Jackson said.
The former American ambassador to Ghana recently made his statement on Ghanaweb during an interview.
In 2018, Robert P. Jackson revealed that there were about 7,000 Ghanaian citizens who have overstayed their visas and were likely to be deported. And are still on there deportation list.
You can get that article on Graphic.com.gh where the news portal published a story in that regard in 2018.
Mr. Robert P. Jackson said that each year over 16000 Ghanaian citizens are issued visas into the United States but that is becoming very difficult. He told Ghanaweb.
“The reason that there is a high bar for showing strong ties to Ghana because Ghanaians constitute the fith largest number of people who have overstayed their visas in United States. There are more Ghanaians who are in deportation proceedings right now than people from Mexico and people from Nigeria. So because over 7000 of your country men have overstayed or have committed crimes over there, it makes it harder for other Ghanaians to get visas, that they have to show that they would have strong ties to Ghana” Mr. Robert P Jackson revealed.
He also said people who are young and single find it difficult to show they have strong ties to Ghana.
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Robert P. Jackson was American ambassador to Ghana between 2015 to 2018.