A Nigerian software engineer, Celestine Omin claims that he was made to sit a written test by US airport immigration officers in order to prove his skills.
Omin, 28, who works with Andela, a tech start-up, landed in New York’s JFK airport last Sunday after a 24-hour flight from Nigeria. He had been granted a short-term visa to work with First Access, a financial technology company in Manhattan district, New York.
According to him, after being asked a series of questions by a US Customs and Border Protection officer, he was taken to a small room for further checks. Another hour passed before a different customs officer came in, gave him a piece of paper and paper and told him to answer the following questions to prove he is actually a software engineer:
“Your visa says you are a software engineer. Is that correct?” an office