The Liberia Immigration Service has disclosed that eight Liberians will be deported to the country in July of this year.
Making the disclosure at a MICAT Regular Press briefing in Monrovia, Immigration Boss, Commission Robert W. Budy said, the deportees are expected from the United States, Canada, and other parts of the world.
The LIS boss however, said, it is unfortunate for Liberians who travel to other countries to seek better living condition will get involved with awful activities including drugs, armed robbery, rape, amongst other crimes.
“it is saddened that our Liberian citizens will leave from here and internationally decided to get involved into fraud, armed robbery, and seeing then in chains returning home, it is just quite unfortunate.” Commissioner Budy noted.
He maintained that the expected Liberian deportees are citizens who left the country in the 80s, noting that currently there are 1,200 Liberian deportees in various prisons across the United States.
Commissioner Budy revealed that upon serving their prison tenure in the united states the Liberia immigration service will take hold of them, counsel them and finally turn them over to their relatives.
On the issue of support to officers, He added that the LIS is making sufficient giant with regard to putting efforts to equip its officers, noting that they have train about 800 officers.
The LIS boss Budy noted that the border with the neighboring Ivory Coast is a major point of entry that needs serious attention without fear. Despite concern by Liberians on the issue of illicit mining by Ghanaians in rural Liberia, the LIS assured Liberian that there will be no more illicit mining in the country.
He stressed that the border without officers is been taken care of by the border patrol team, and they are making immense efforts to monitor them so as to avoid foreigners entering the country without legal and proper documents.
Commissioner Robert Budy asserted that upon taking office the LIS observe with keen interest that 50 percent of their officers have not had former armed training, something which his administration in collaboration with partners has trained over 100 officers to carry weapons.
According to him, since the reoccurrence of the new variant of the COVID- 19 virus in the country, they have put in several measures both at the Robert International Airport and various entrance points.
Commenting on an allegation that commissioner Robert Budy, recommend to the Civil Servant Agency for the retirement of some of his off-age officers, Commissioner Buddy term the allegation as false and misleading.
He revealed that in no time that he as boss of the institution ever recommended to the CSA, to retire officers that are of retirement age rather it is the CSA that has its own data-based for the retirement of any government entities.