Mexico deports 311 Indian nationals in 'unprecedented' move

  • Friday 18, October 2019 06:34 PM
  • Mexico deports 311 Indian nationals in 'unprecedented' move
Sharjah 24 – AFP: More than 300 Indian nationals who paid tens of thousands of dollars each trying to get into the United States arrived in New Delhi Friday after an "unprecedented" mass deportation by Mexico.
The move, which saw those deported flown back to the capital on a charter flight, follows a deal on illegal migration struck between Mexico and US President Donald Trump in June.

Mexico's National Migration Institute said the Indian nationals were all adults, and that this was the first time that so many people had been sent back across the Atlantic in one day.
The deportation was "unprecedented", it said.

"Under the new administration, we are trying to have a more orderly process of immigration," Mexico's ambassador to India Federico Salas told NDTV television.

"The Mexican government is exercising a policy that is within the legal framework and with full respect to the human rights of migrants."