Mexico Deports 365 Indian Migrants To New Delhi

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Mexico Deports 365 Indian Migrants To New Delhi
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Mexico has deported 365 Indian nationals to New Delhi, the National Migration Institute (INM) said late on Wednesday, calling it unprecedented transatlantic deportation. 

Most of the deportees were from Punjab and Haryana, who had to sell off their assets to pay the agents.

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INM said the deportees had been scattered in eight states around Mexico, including in southern Mexico from where many Indian migrants enter the country, hoping to transit to the U.S. border.

However, the deportees said only Indians were deported, the citizens of Sri Lanka, Nepal & Cameroon were allowed to stay.

Rajneesh, a deportee, said they had to stay in the jungles for many days and were forcibly fed rotten vegetables and beef.

Gaurav Kumar, another deportee, said the reason behind targeting only Indians in Mexico is PM Modi's speech in Houston last month. He sent a message that all is well in India, but the truth is that we wander in a hope to get to another country for a job.

The move comes after US President Donald Trump in June threatened tariffs on all Mexican imports if the country did not put a check on people entering America through Mexico's borders.

In June this year, a six-year-old girl from Punjab had died of heatstroke in the Arizona desert on the US-Mexico border.

Even then, many Indians entering the US were apprehended after which a global debate broke out on this crisis.

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