About 227 South Sudanese nationals will be deported from the United States at any time, a senior South Sudanese diplomat confirmed on Tuesday.
According to U.S. federal laws, foreign nationals are legally returned to their country of origin if they violate a number of immigration or criminal laws.
The United States may deport foreign nationals who participate in criminal acts, are a threat to public safety, or violate their visa rules.
Gordon Buay Malek, South Sudan deputy ambassador to the United States, told Radio Tamazuj today that the 227 people were charged by the US administration with misconduct, without giving further details.
“They will be deported at any time because they were charged with misconduct in the US. The embassy has already given them travel documents so that they are deported to South Sudan,” he said.
The South Sudanese diplomat said that the government of South Sudan will receive those who will be deported from the United States. “If they are rejected by the US, we will receive them as government because it is our responsibility,” he said.
This will be the second publicly known deportation of South Sudanese nationals from the United States of America if implemented.