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US To Extradite 161 Indians Arrested For Illegally Entering The US, Special Flight To Amritsar This Week
161 Indian nationals will be deployed by the US on May 19 via a special flight to Amritsar, Punjab. They are amongst illegal migrants who have entered through southern border with Mexico and have exhausted all legal options.
US To Extradite 161 Indians Arrested For Illegally Entering The US, Special Flight To Amritsar This Week(Representational Image)
NEW DELHI: The United States will deport 161 Indian nationals, who entered the country illegally through its southern border with Mexico and have exhausted all of their legal options.
A special chartered flight will be assigned for the transit to Punjab's Amritsar on May 19.
Among those who are getting extradite, maximum of 76 hail from Haryana, 56 belong to Punjab; 12 are from Gujarat; five from Uttar Pradesh; followed by four from Maharashtra; two each from Kerala, Telengana and Tamil Nadu; and one each from Andhra Pradesh and Goa.
As per Satnam Singh Chahal, executive director at North American Punjabi Association (NAPA), these Indian Nationals are amongst those 1,739 Indians who have been held by the US government in across 95 jails over the country.
They got hold by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement or ICE while trying to enter the United States illegally.
Earlier in year 2018, the US deported 611 Indian nationals, which surged over two-and-a-half times to 1,616 in 2019, as per an ICE report.
According to the data by NAPA, amongst those being deported now, 3 of them are women and two of the youngest 19-year-olds hail from Haryana.
Satnam Singh Chahal further added referring to other Indian Illegal Migrants that, "The fate of the remaining Indians languishing in the US jails is still unknown."
Though there is no data which can clarify that nationals upholded hail from which Indian states, maxim of them are believed to be from North India.
Most detainees had asked for an asylum, claiming that they experienced violence or persecution in their home country.
Over the years, the US court has banished these claims. Satnam Singh has also alleged that there is a nexus of human traffickers and officials in north India, especially Punjab, who promote leaving their home land to young people and illegally enter the US by making false promises.
These middlemen and agents charge Rs 35-50 lakh from each individual in this illegal buisness.
In a statement released, Satnam Singh Chahal has also urged the Punjab government and the Centre to take action against illegal agents.