Wednesday, November 2, 2016

'Undesirable' Liberians Deported From US

The US government has begun deporting scores of Liberians deemed "undesirable" because they have committed various crimes or offences.

The first batch of around 20 were flown into Monrovia, Liberia's capital, today.

Liberia's ambassador to the US, Jeremiah Solunteh, told state radio that 53 of those to be deported have already "been processed" and are awaiting deportation. In the end between 100 and 200 will be deported.

The Liberians are coming home just as tens of thousands of others rush to meet the 7 November deadline for playing the annual US government's diversity visa lotto.