The United States of America has arrested 182 Kenyans for being in the country without proper documentation.
The Kenyans were arrested while trying to apply for citizenship to facilitate their stay in the US.
In a report released by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, it was noted that the arrest was in accordance to the laid down rules and regulations.
“As DACA continues to be the subject of both public discourse and ongoing litigation, USCIS remains committed to ensuring transparency and that the American people are informed about those receiving DACA,” said USCIS Acting Director Ken Cuccinelli as quoted by Standard Digital.
The 182 Kenyans are among thousands of people who have been arrested in the US in connection with this program.
In US, there is a policy that allows those who were brought into the country as children to get a renewable two-year period of deferred action.
This allows them to stay there and even be eligible for employment like any other Americans.
However, this is not given to people who have been found in any felony acts and significant misdemeanour.
The DACA program came into existence during former President Barack Obama's reign in 2012.
However, the current US President Donald Trump has hinted on thrashing it.