Mexico Deports Hundreds Of Indians To New Delhi
The National Migration Institute (INM), in what it described as an unprecedented transatlantic deportation said that Mexico has deported over 300 Indian nationals to New Delhi.
According g to INIM the 310 men and one woman were illegal immigrants.
They were sent back home on a chartered flight, accompanied by federal immigration agents and Mexico’s National Guard.
The people had been scattered in eight states around the country, INM said, including in southern Mexico where many Indian migrants enter the country, hoping to transit to the U.S. border.
“It is unprecedented in INM’s history – in either form or the number of people – for a transatlantic air transport like the one carried out on this day,” INM said in a statement.
The Mexican government in June struck a deal with the United States, vowing to significantly curb U.S.-bound migration in exchange for averting U.S. tariffs on Mexican exports.
Caitlyn Yates, a research coordinator at IBI Consultants who has studied increasing numbers of U.S.-bound Asian and African migrants arriving in Mexico, said; “This type of deportation in Mexico is the first of its kind but likely to continue.”
He added that the backlog of migrants in southern Mexico has grown as officials have stopped issuing permits for them to cross the country.