Eighty-six Ghanaians deported from the United States of America arrived in Ghana on Wednesday, March 13, 2018.
They were arrested at different states for various immigration offences such abuse of the terms of their visas and engaging in illegal employment.
The deportees, all males, came on a chartered flight on Wednesday morning.
More deportations expected
It is expected that more Ghanaians who are at various detention centres across the USA will be deported this year.
Detained between 6 and 12 months prior to deportation
Information indicates that, they were detained for periods ranging from between six and 12 months before being deported to Ghana.
82 Came with travel certificates
Out of the 86 people deported, 82, who did not have passports, came with travel certificates, while four traveled with Ghanaian passports.
Regional breakdown of deportees
The regional breakdown of the deportees is as follows: Greater Accra – 37, Ashanti – 24, Brong Ahafo – six, Northern – five, Upper West – four, Western – four, Eastern – three, Upper East – two, and one from Volta Region.
The deportees have been processed by the Ghana Immigration Service and have since joined their families.