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Farida Waziri: How traducers mocked me when I lost my husband, daughter

A former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Tuesday said she was mocked when she lost her husband and daughter within one year.
Migrants, most of them asylum seekers, sent back to Mexico from the US under the Remain in Mexico programme, officially named Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), wait in line for a meal outside the Human Repatriation office in Matamoros, Mexico

MSF: US policy puts migrants at risk of kidnapping, extortion

Central American migrants and asylum seekers already suffer from mental health issues stemming from the violence they are fleeing, but US and regional immigration policies are making matters much worse, according to a new report by Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres, or MSF).
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US visa ban: Nigerians paying for past sins of PDP – BMO

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has carpeted former Vice President and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, for not knowing the difference between a visa ban and a visa restriction.
The acting Secretary of Homeland Security, Mr Chad Wolf, reportedly sent a memo to all agencies in the department on Tuesday requesting a study on how the laws affect their enforcement operations.

US moves against laws impeding immigration enforcement

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is “taking aim at new laws” in some states “that allow immigrants to get driver’s licenses without proof they are in the country legally”.
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Six Indian students jailed in US over immigration fraud

A US court has sentenced six of the eight Indians arrested in the Farmington University immigration fraud case, as per U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) regulations.

Senator in child pornography scandal

Michael Folmer, a Pennsylvania State Senator, is facing charges of possession of child pornography.
“The Department of Justice has increased efforts in taking aggressive enforcement action against fraudsters who are targeting American citizens and their businesses in business email compromise schemes and other cyber-enabled financial crimes,” said Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen.

Operation Rewired: FBI announces arrest of 167 Nigerians

United States’ Federal authorities on Tuesday announced the arrest of 167 Nigerians in a wide scale effort to disrupt Business Email Compromise (BEC) schemes tagged used by fraudsters to intercept and hijack wire transfers from businesses and individuals, including many senior citizens through an investigation tagged ‘Operation reWired” conducted around the world.
EL PASO, TEXAS – AUGUST 06: FBI personnel drive in a vehicle in the Walmart parking lot as investigations continue at the scene of a mass shooting, which left at least 22 people dead, on August 6, 2019 in El Paso, Texas. A 21-year-old white male suspect remains in custody in El Paso which sits along the U.S.-Mexico border. President Donald Trump plans to visit the city August 7. Mario Tama/Getty Images/AFP

FBI arrests many Nigerian fraudsters in US

‘Those individuals are often members of transnational criminal organizations, which originated in Nigeria but have spread throughout the world. Fraudsters can rob people of their life’s savings in a matter of minutes’ the Federal Bureau of Investigation has said.
[FILE] US President Donald Trump chairs a Cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington, DC, on January 2, 2019. – President Donald Trump warned Wednesday the US federal government may not reopen any time soon, as he stood firm on his demand for billions of dollars in funding for a border wall with Mexico.Addressing a cabinet meeting on the 12th day of the shutdown, Trump warned it “could be a long time” before the impasse is resolved.”It’s too important a subject to walk away from,” said the president, who was to meet later with Democratic and Republican lawmakers. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP)

President Trump declares emergency in Louisiana

President Donald Trump has declared a state of emergency in Louisiana after residents boarded up their businesses and at least 10,000 people were ordered to evacuate from parts of the Gulf Coast.
US President Donald Trump speaks before a meeting between US and Chinese officials in the Oval Office of the White House January 31, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski - AFP)

California, 15 other states sue Donald Trump over decision to declare national emergency

California and 15 other US states sued President Donald Trump’s administration Monday over his decision to declare a national emergency to fund a wall on the southern border with Mexico, saying the move violated the constitution.
US President Donald Trump speaks before a meeting between US and Chinese officials in the Oval Office of the White House January 31, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski - AFP)

Donald Trump vows emergency declaration over wall, agrees to shutdown-averting bill

President Donald Trump vowed on Thursday to declare a national emergency in an attempt to fund his U.S.-Mexico border wall without congressional approval, a step likely to plunge him into a battle with Congress over constitutional powers.
The Pentagon has about 2,350 active-duty troops stationed along the boundary [Kim Kyung-Hoon-Reuters]

Pentagon prolongs US troop deployment at Mexico border

The deployment of active-duty US soldiers and coast guard members at the US-Mexico border will be extended until September 30, according to the Pentagon.
A woman and children are ushered into cars by US Border Patrol agents after crossing the border wall into San Diego, California [File- Rebecca Blackwell-AP Photo]

US orders medical checks after migrant children die in custody

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has ordered medical checks on every child in its custody after an eight-year-old boy from Guatemala died, marking the second death of a child in the agency's care this month.
A group of Central American migrants -mostly from Honduras- get over a fence as they try to reach the US-Mexico border near the El Chaparral border crossing in Tijuana, Baja California State, Mexico, on November 25, 2018. - Hundreds of migrants attempted to storm a border fence separating Mexico from the US on Sunday amid mounting fears they will be kept in Mexico while their applications for a asylum are processed. An AFP photographer said the migrants broke away from a peaceful march at a border bridge and tried to climb over a metal border barrier in the attempt to enter the United States. (Photo by Pedro PARDO / AFP)

US agents fire tear gas at migrants trying to cross from Mexico

US agents fired tear gas at hundreds of Central American migrants that climbed over a fence and attempted to rush the border from Tijuana, Mexico into the United States on Sunday.
Central American migrants -mostly Hondurans- moving towards the United States in hopes of a better life, queue for food in Mexicali, Baja California State, Mexico, on the border with Calexico, in California, US, on November 19, 2018. - US President Trump has sent about 5,800 troops to the border to forestall the arrival of large groups of Central American migrants travelling through Mexico and towards the US, in a move critics decry as a costly political stunt to galvanize supporters ahead of midterm elections earlier this month. (Photo by Pedro PARDO / AFP)

Judge bars Donald Trump from denying asylum to people entering US illegally

A federal judge on Monday put a temporary halt to a Trump administration order denying the possibility of asylum to people who enter the US illegally.
Kyrsten Sinema talks to volunteers at a get-out-the-vote phone bank in Phoenix, Arizona. Bob Christie-AP

US warns Russia, China, Iran to stay off mid-term elections

The U.S. has warned against foreign interference in its mid-term elections, particularly from Russia, China and Iran.

US: 21,476 Nigerians overstayed visas in 2017

No fewer than 21,476 Nigerians have overstayed their visas to the United States within the last one year, according to a report on Thursday.
US Secretary of Defense James Mattis hosts an enhanced honor cordon welcoming German Minister of Defence Ursula von der Leyen at the Pentagon on June 20, 2018 in Washington,DC. | AFP PHOTO | Nicholas Kamm

Pentagon chief indicts Russia over 2016 US presidential election

The Russian Government was responsible for the attacks on the U.S. election process in 2016, U.S. Secretary of Defence, Gen. James Mattis, has declared.

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