Trump’s clampdown on US visas for Nigerians is cultivating fear—and “fake news”

Yomi Kazeem
Trump’s clampdown on US visas for Nigerians is cultivating fear—and “fake news”

Few things unite Nigeria’s middle classes like anxiety over international visa application processes—and none more so than for the United States. Depending on social class and income, the visa can mean anything from facilitating a business trip or a summer holiday to being a chance to chase the American dream. The Trump administration’s policies clamping down on visa applications from Nigeria is stoking even more fear and triggering waves of apprehension-fueled rumors.