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Mexico deports 311 Indians over illegal entry

Mexico deports 311 Indians over illegal entry

The Mexican government has put at least 311 Indians in a plane back to New Delhi, the National Migration Institute (INM) said on Friday.

Reports said the 310 men and one woman that INM claimed were in Mexico illegally were deported on a chartered flight, accompanied by federal immigration agents and Mexico’s National Guard.

They arrived in New Delhi on Friday.

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The mass deportation described as an unprecedented transatlantic move followed a deal Mexico struck with the United States in June, vowing to significantly curb US-bound migration in exchange for averting US tariffs on Mexican exports.

“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.

“Those deported were from India’s northern Punjab state,” an Indian official said.

Another official said police would run checks if any of them had a criminal history.

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