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Proposed new US immigration measures target Gambian students

Monday 28 September | By Sainey Darboe


New measures announced by the US Department for Homeland Security (DHS), outlines changes to student visas that have previously been issued for the duration of a course.


According to the new measures, visas for Gambian students, among others, will be limited to two years "due to heightened concerns related to fraud, abuse, and national security",.

The most affected by the new measures are those from countries more than 10% of whose citizens overstay their visas.

Making it to the list of countries affected is Nigeria, which in 2019 notched an overstay rate of 13%.


Other countries affected are:


* Burkina Faso

* Burundi

* Cameroon

* Democratic Republic of Congo

* Gabon

* The Gambia

* Liberia

* Malawi

* Uganda

US Embassy in The Gambia

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