In what was described as an unprecedented Transatlantic deportation, a total of 311 people from India, including a woman, have been deported by Mexican immigration authorities from Toluca to New Delhi. The National Immigration Institute said in a statement late Oct. 16 that it had deported the migrants who had been detained by immigration officials in eight Mexican states, including in southern Mexico where many Indian migrants enter the country.
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When the body of a six-year old Indian girl was found June 12, 17 miles west of Lukeville, Arizona, after she reportedly crossed the U.S.-Mexico border as part of a group, it focused attention on a little known problem — the rise in the number of people from India crossing the U.S Mexico border illegally.
At least 100 Indian students and eight student recruiters of Indian origin have been arrested and several others face arrest warrants after raids conducted by the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency for alleged immigration rules violations, the American Telugu Association (ATA) said.
In April 2014, 42 illegal migrants from Punjab, India went on a hunger strike in the federal immigration detention center in El Paso, Texas,where they were seeking asylum in the U.S. Among them was Buta Singh, a clean-shaven Sikh of about 30, whose flight to escape alleged police torture the previous year had taken him first to Central America by air from New Delhi. From there he traveled north by land and was arrested at the U.S.-Mexico border by U.S. Border patrol.
Sarvani Kunapareddy came to the U.S. when she was 2. Growing up in the suburbs of St. Louis, Missouri, she became involved in school, friends, basketball, track and field and other activities. But the high school freshman now realizes that her dreams could be short-lived, thanks to her immigration status.
Immigration activist Ravi Ragbir was released Jan. 29, as per an order received by a New York City federal judge. In a seven-page decision, Judge Katherine Forrest said U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement violated Ragbir’s rights by denying him due process and “the freedom to say goodbye,” NBC New York reported.