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Re: United States Embassy Suspends Interview Waiver "Drop Box" For Nigerians by NoonMasamune: 5:42am On May 15
stevedre:


You may be right but are they more than the mexicans or Easter Europeans who do the same? The global reputation of Nigeria as a country is messed up, all thanks to the leaders Past and present.
Thats true. After all, its our past and present leaders that are out there over staying their visas and commiting theft and internet fraud. Its definately not our fault

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Re: United States Embassy Suspends Interview Waiver "Drop Box" For Nigerians by Abbeybailey(m): 5:45am On May 15
TWoods:


Nigeria has been ineligible for the visa lottery program long before trump. This isn’t about racism, it’s about a country seeking to protect itself from a people incapable of running a functioning country who want to overrun theirs.
It's about racism when he said couple years ago that he prefers people from Ireland and Norway to people from Africa. That's why he refers to Africa and Haiti as a shiiithole. About the lottery visa, he wants to cancel everything together. The guy is a vile racist.
Re: United States Embassy Suspends Interview Waiver "Drop Box" For Nigerians by Nukilia: 7:40am On May 15
blackslayer:


If you're not happy, fix your own fvcking country. The sane Nigerians that managed to flee the insane society and 5hithole still value their adopted land despite the challenges of racism or what not! I'll tell you this, to fix Nigeria, a lot of blood must be shed....and it must be fixed by force because we are talking about a people that decided to miss the bus of evolution! Always blaming the oyinbo people. Oyinbo people just delivered you from malaria by coming up with a vaccination that has killed your people for centuries....oyinbo delivered you once again...shvt up and be grateful and hvmble....monkey!

Make use of your sense and avoid the use of abusive words... Children are also reading nairaland.

Shalom

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Re: United States Embassy Suspends Interview Waiver "Drop Box" For Nigerians by shawlar(m): 7:53am On May 15
Jaqenhghar:

How many Americans come? Only aid workers grin
And since your governemnt depends on this aid money they must allow them come

All the American expatriates that work in the oil and gas sector, are they also aid workers? Let Naija revoke the visas of the top management staff of Chevron for instance & make we see if Chevron won't approach trump to relax his policy

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Re: United States Embassy Suspends Interview Waiver "Drop Box" For Nigerians by Jaqenhghar: 10:22am On May 15
shawlar:


All the American expatriates that work in the oil and gas sector, are they also aid workers? Let Naija revoke the visas of the top management staff of Chevron for instance & make we see if Chevron won't approach trump to relax his policy
LOL. How did that sound to you? Revoke visas. You know that will never happen
Re: United States Embassy Suspends Interview Waiver "Drop Box" For Nigerians by biztip: 11:37am On May 15
Maxcollins042:
Beautiful. This is a very laudable move. Only if other countries that Nigeria and Africa as a whole see as safe heaven will toughen their immigration policies, those in diaspora and those aspiring to emigrate will sit back and fight for the development of their countries.
how can we fight for d development of this country under an empty headed buhari, tell me pls
Re: United States Embassy Suspends Interview Waiver "Drop Box" For Nigerians by shawlar(m): 12:22pm On May 15
Jaqenhghar:

LOL. How did that sound to you? Revoke visas. You know that will never happen

Unfortunately, you are right.
Our govt no send jare
Re: United States Embassy Suspends Interview Waiver "Drop Box" For Nigerians by blackslayer: 12:24pm On May 15
Nukilia:


Make use of your sense and avoid the use of abusive words... Children are also reading nairaland.

Shalom

lol...shalom!do you even know what shalom means? mentally enslaved oxygen consumer!!!! at least i can decide to make use of my sense or not, you don't have that option as sense is far beyond your reach!!!
Re: United States Embassy Suspends Interview Waiver "Drop Box" For Nigerians by Mizwisdom(f): 3:25pm On May 15
blackslayer:



Never mind the messenger, focus on the message!


How can I not mind the messenger? I would be stupid not to, cause I'm black and he's a racist.
Re: United States Embassy Suspends Interview Waiver "Drop Box" For Nigerians by TWoods(m): 3:27pm On May 15
Mizwisdom:



How can I not mind the messenger? I would be stupid not to, cause I'm black and he's a racist.

Trump indeed is racist, but this has nothing to do with the decision to suspend the interview waiver program in Nigeria. That is down to the high visa overstay rate for Nigerians.
Re: United States Embassy Suspends Interview Waiver "Drop Box" For Nigerians by Mizwisdom(f): 3:29pm On May 15
TWoods:



Trump indeed is racist, but this has nothing to do with the decision to suspend the interview waiver program in Nigeria. That is down to the high visa overstay rate for Nigerians.

What if we were all White? do you still think the same Trump will be so upset?
Re: United States Embassy Suspends Interview Waiver "Drop Box" For Nigerians by TWoods(m): 3:59pm On May 15
Mizwisdom:


What if we were all White? do you still think the same Trump will be so upset?

Again it’s not about trump. Overstaying a visa is an abuse of a visa. It is the duty of the state department to combat this through any means possible... that includes suspending the interview waiver program. There is no evidence that this has been suspended in all other African countries. Most predominantly white countries do not require visas to visit the United States hence your example doesn’t apply... their citizens also do not routinely lie at ports of entries or overstay their permitted entry periods.

We are incapable of running decent countries even we can live in. Yet we feel entitled to go force ourselves on others. If you’re that upset about trump’s racism then why is the United States embassy always so full of Nigerians seeking exit visas?

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Re: United States Embassy Suspends Interview Waiver "Drop Box" For Nigerians by Mizwisdom(f): 4:06pm On May 15
TWoods:


Again it’s not about trump. Overstaying a visa is an abuse of a visa. It is the duty of the state department to combat this through any means possible... that includes suspending the interview waiver program. There is no evidence that this has been suspended in all other African countries. Most predominantly white countries do not require visas to visit the United States hence your example doesn’t apply... their citizens also do not routinely lie at ports of entries or overstay their permitted entry periods.

We are incapable of running decent countries even we can live in. Yet we feel entitled to go force ourselves on others. If you’re that upset about trump’s racism then why is the United States embassy always so full of Nigerians seeking exit visas?



You're not being sincere to yourself. You shouldn't say most white predominant countries will not abuse visas. People from Romania, Poland, Argentina, even more prosperous Europeans have overstayed visas in America without returning to their homeland. Even Trump's wife is guilty, but no one cares because they're WHITE. It's time we tell ourselves the truth.
Re: United States Embassy Suspends Interview Waiver "Drop Box" For Nigerians by TWoods(m): 4:15pm On May 15
Mizwisdom:




You're not being sincere to yourself. You shouldn't say most white predominant countries will not abuse visas. People from Romania, Poland, Argentina, even more prosperous Europeans have overstayed visas in America without returning to their homeland. Even Trump's wife is guilty, but no one cares because they're WHITE. It's time we tell ourselves the truth.

You’re being dishonest. The issue isn’t whether not one single person overstays their visa from predominantly white countries, it’s that Nigerians are serial visa overstayers, far and above citizens of Poland for example. There is no evidence that the interview waiver program has been suspended for Kenyans or South Africans for example... last I checked, they are not white.

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Re: United States Embassy Suspends Interview Waiver "Drop Box" For Nigerians by NothingDoMe: 5:52pm On May 15
TWoods:


You’re being dishonest. The issue isn’t whether not one single person overstays their visa from predominantly white countries, it’s that Nigerians are serial visa overstayers, far and above citizens of Poland for example. There is no evidence that the interview waiver program has been suspended for Kenyans or South Africans for example... last I checked, they are not white.
shocked shocked shocked.
Re: United States Embassy Suspends Interview Waiver "Drop Box" For Nigerians by Nukilia: 8:55pm On May 15
blackslayer:


lol...shalom!do you even know what shalom means? mentally enslaved oxygen consumer!!!! at least i can decide to make use of my sense or not, you don't have that option as sense is far beyond your reach!!!

Re: United States Embassy Suspends Interview Waiver "Drop Box" For Nigerians by Mizwisdom(f): 10:12pm On May 15
TWoods:


You’re being dishonest. The issue isn’t whether not one single person overstays their visa from predominantly white countries, it’s that Nigerians are serial visa overstayers, far and above citizens of Poland for example. There is no evidence that the interview waiver program has been suspended for Kenyans or South Africans for example... last I checked, they are not white.


https://www.ctvnews.ca/mobile/canada/more-canadians-in-u-s-overstayed-visas-than-any-other-foreigners-last-year-report-1.4047809


grin cheesy grin Facts show contrary , why are Canadians exempted?

There are certain privileges SA citizens enjoy because of White minority. If you deny it, you're deceiving ursef smiley

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Re: United States Embassy Suspends Interview Waiver "Drop Box" For Nigerians by TWoods(m): 10:24pm On May 15
Mizwisdom:



https://www.ctvnews.ca/mobile/canada/more-canadians-in-u-s-overstayed-visas-than-any-other-foreigners-last-year-report-1.4047809


grin cheesy grin Facts show contrary , why are Canadians exempted?

There are certain privileges SA citizens enjoy because of White minority. If you deny it, you're deceiving ursef smiley

Again you’re being dishonest. Here is the full report straight from the USCIS. Start from page 15. Black African nations are the worst violators.

As that news report mentions, Canada is not a VWP country. Canadians do not require anything to come to the US and the same for Americans crossing over to Canada. Infact, I only require a drivers license at the Canadian border. You should pick a better example.
Re: United States Embassy Suspends Interview Waiver "Drop Box" For Nigerians by Mizwisdom(f): 10:28pm On May 15
TWoods:


Again you’re being dishonest. Here is the full report straight from the USCIS. Start from page 15. Black African nations are the worst violators.

As that news report mentions, Canada is not a VWP country. Canadians do not require anything to come to the US and the same for Americans crossing over to Canada. Infact, I only require a drivers license at the Canadian border. You should pick a better example.

Are Canadians allowed to stay indefinitely in US while on visit? you're a typical black man, continue giving excuses even when there's clear evidence of double standard.


https://cis.org/Report/Analyzing-New-Visa-Overstay-Report

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Re: United States Embassy Suspends Interview Waiver "Drop Box" For Nigerians by TWoods(m): 10:49pm On May 15
Mizwisdom:


Are Canadians allowed to stay indefinitely in US while on visit? you're a typical black man, continue giving excuses even when there's clear evidence of double standard.


https://cis.org/Report/Analyzing-New-Visa-Overstay-Report

I sent you the report already. America does treat Canadians differently. As does Canada. Unlike other nations, America shares huge border swathes with Canada so you’re comparing apples to oranges. They don’t need visas or a VWP. They can simply walk across the street. If Nigeria shared a border with the US, there would be nobody left in Nigeria today.

If you weren’t as concerned with the US, why are you here? The very people who complain about racist America would be the first to fast and pray for a US visa. America treats other white nations differently... their citizens are far less likely to break the law and they are of strategic importance in terms of the economy and defense. What is Nigeria’s value to the US, other than swarming their embassies like desperate refugees?
Re: United States Embassy Suspends Interview Waiver "Drop Box" For Nigerians by stevedre: 8:35am On May 16
NoonMasamune:

Thats true. After all, its our past and present leaders that are out there over staying their visas and commiting theft and internet fraud. Its definately not our fault

You will understand my message better when you’re faced with the reality of life, especially in a sick country like Nigeria and for the records do not remix my message.
Do you know that Nigerians really love their country?
There are many people based abroad living good but still invest and make it a must to visit this messed up country every month/year but we still get burnt at the end due to government policies made for elites but not for the masses.
People now work or do anything just for money not passion all because jobs are not available, it’s abnormal and insane for the people in Nigeria to live below 1 dollar a day when there is crude oil, massive man power and enormous wealth in Nigeria.
Now you chose to blame individuals who have been so frustrated with Nigeria they would rather stay put in America than go back to a messed up country like Nigeria.
Re: United States Embassy Suspends Interview Waiver "Drop Box" For Nigerians by stevedre: 8:45am On May 16
Mizwisdom:




You're not being sincere to yourself. You shouldn't say most white predominant countries will not abuse visas. People from Romania, Poland, Argentina, even more prosperous Europeans have overstayed visas in America without returning to their homeland. Even Trump's wife is guilty, but no one cares because they're WHITE. It's time we tell ourselves the truth.

Thank you for this piece. Mexicans also share a bother with America but they are treated different from Canadians. I guess it’s the Same reason Nigerias all around the world are being treated like poo, we got very poor reputation globally all thanks to our terrible past and present leaders.
The cup of the suffering masses almost full and when it’s full the rich leaders and family will drink from it.
The North is now a reflection of a failed region despite producing leaders running the affairs of Nigeria. More wisdom to you Miz.

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Re: United States Embassy Suspends Interview Waiver "Drop Box" For Nigerians by TWoods(m): 8:25pm On May 16
Mizwisdom:


Are Canadians allowed to stay indefinitely in US while on visit? you're a typical black man, continue giving excuses even when there's clear evidence of double standard.


https://cis.org/Report/Analyzing-New-Visa-Overstay-Report

Cameroon and Malawi now enjoy the US visa waiver program. I doubt they are white.
Re: United States Embassy Suspends Interview Waiver "Drop Box" For Nigerians by TWoods(m): 8:27pm On May 16
stevedre:


Thank you for this piece. Mexicans also share a bother with America but they are treated different from Canadians. I guess it’s the Same reason Nigerias all around the world are being treated like poo, we got very poor reputation globally all thanks to our terrible past and present leaders.
The cup of the suffering masses almost full and when it’s full the rich leaders and family will drink from it.
The North is now a reflection of a failed region despite producing leaders running the affairs of Nigeria. More wisdom to you Miz.

Simple. Mexico is a poorer, violent country and one of the primary drug trafficking routes to the US. It’s not all about skin color.

I’ve lived in States bordering both Canada and Mexico and I know which border I’d prefer to leave open.
Re: United States Embassy Suspends Interview Waiver "Drop Box" For Nigerians by Mizwisdom(f): 5:20am On May 17
TWoods:


Cameroon and Malawi now enjoy the US visa waiver program. I doubt they are white.

Fake news.
Re: United States Embassy Suspends Interview Waiver "Drop Box" For Nigerians by Ojoboak(m): 6:47pm On May 17
I stand to be corrected, those Nigerians that uses Dropbox for renewal, are not the ones that will overstay. Overstaying your visa already jeopardise your chance of getting it renewed. But I rather think it is mainly those that 'hustle' to get visa after many attempt, that will stay put on getting one. My opinion anyway.

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Re: United States Embassy Suspends Interview Waiver "Drop Box" For Nigerians by Tominiola: 10:15pm On May 17
nextstep:


Na Nigerians dey fall our own hands... nobody is supposed to "make things easy for us". Did you know Koreans and Japanese can visit USA visa-free for 90 days? This happened due to their own hard work to build their economy. It's like we want to eat yam from our backyard but don't want to plant and weed the farm.

Thats so dope. Citizens in the United Kingdom can also visit the US using a waiver. The Waiver last for 90 days too.
Re: United States Embassy Suspends Interview Waiver "Drop Box" For Nigerians by Tominiola: 10:18pm On May 17
Kolping:
This is the reason for the suspension of interview waivers for visa renewals in Nigeria.

According to data provided by U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Consular Affairs, Nigeria alone accounted for 132,137 (or over 25 percent) of non-immigrant visas issued to Africans in 2018. Nigeria also came third, behind Brazil and Venezuela, for countries with a record of visa overstays in 2018.
http://www.financialnigeria.com/u-s-suspends-interview-waivers-for-visa-renewals-in-nigeria-news-1835.html

And it is a follow-up to this article in the Wall Street Journal:

President Trump and his top aides are weighing rules designed to clamp down on countries whose nationals overstay short-term visitor visas as part of a broader push for new ways to curb immigration.

The effort would target nationals of countries with high overstay rates of such visas, which include the African nations of Nigeria, Chad, Eritrea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, according to Department of Homeland Security data.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/white-house-weighs-broader-immigration-curbs-11555283781

A man called Frankleen on youtube actually did a video on this on youtube. His video is what brought me here. [video]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gvgRfjhisA&t=3s [/video]
Re: United States Embassy Suspends Interview Waiver "Drop Box" For Nigerians by ttmacoy: 2:27pm On May 20
How is it an insult? Do you offer americans drop box option at Nigerian embassy?


stevedre:
Madam Abike, can you do something about this kind insult?

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Re: United States Embassy Suspends Interview Waiver "Drop Box" For Nigerians by ttmacoy: 2:35pm On May 20
Firstly how many Americans are applying for Nigerian visa? Secondly how many Americans are using Nigerian visas to cross over into Ghana illegally? If you recall Canada specifically asked the US to limit visas to Nigerians because of the number of Nigerians who will get US visa which is relatively easier than Canadian visa and then cross the border and claim asylum.

The majority of American visitors to Nigeria excluding those of Nigerian descent are on business visas and if you target business visas it will impact the Nigeria economy via foreign direct investment. Restrictions on Nigerian visit visas will mostly affect US passport holders of Nigerian descent. Besides a Nigerian visa is not easy to get and this is in part due to the inefficient processes and staff at the embassies. Heck even me a Nigerian trying to get my Nigerian passport renewed at an embassy abroad is so annoying and can be difficult.

In short the solution is to fix our country so people are not so desperate to run to other countries illegally. That way we also gain respect and prestige on the global stage.

At the moment we are funding universities in Canada UK US etc while our universities continue to wallow in under investment and with very poor conditions. We continue to invest in the medical sector in these countries while our medical sector is so bad even our president has to travel to the UK for treatment. All this with the limited foreign exchange we earn as a country.


dheaven:
We need to also be strict in our immigration laws for Americans.

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Re: United States Embassy Suspends Interview Waiver "Drop Box" For Nigerians by pretty16(f): 8:09pm On May 20
ttmacoy:
Firstly how many Americans are applying for Nigerian visa? Secondly how many Americans are using Nigerian visas to cross over into Ghana illegally? If you recall Canada specifically asked the US to limit visas to Nigerians because of the number of Nigerians who will get US visa which is relatively easier than Canadian visa and then cross the border and claim asylum.

The majority of American visitors to Nigeria excluding those of Nigerian descent are on business visas and if you target business visas it will impact the Nigeria economy via foreign direct investment. Restrictions on Nigerian visit visas will mostly affect US passport holders of Nigerian descent. Besides a Nigerian visa is not easy to get and this is in part due to the inefficient processes and staff at the embassies. Heck even me a Nigerian trying to get my Nigerian passport renewed at an embassy abroad is so annoying and can be difficult.

In short the solution is to fix our country so people are not so desperate to run to other countries illegally. That way we also gain respect and prestige on the global stage.

At the moment we are funding universities in Canada UK US etc while our universities continue to wallow in under investment and with very poor conditions. We continue to invest in the medical sector in these countries while our medical sector is so bad even our president has to travel to the UK for treatment. All this with the limited foreign exchange we earn as a country.



Well said.

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