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Nigerians React to US Travel Ban

A Nigerian civil group has started a petition to revoke the ban, saying it will affect families. The Association for Credible leadership in Nigeria says in the petition, “With this new travel ban in effect from February 21st 2020… U.S citizens looking to bring over children, parents or siblings will no longer be able to do so. Also, partners or spouses of American citizens will no longer be able to immigrate to the U.S.” The US administration has defended the expanded travel ban, saying it is important for national security and that some of these countries have simply not met US security standards. Other Nigerians blame President Muhammadu Buhari’s policies for lowering the country’s standing in the world. President Buhari’s administration has responded by setting up a committee to work with the US government and Interpol to ensure Nigeria complies with global security standards.