Mexico has for the first time deported 311 illegal immigrants including a woman from India. According to a statement issued by the National Migration Institute, the immigrants were sent back on a Boeing 737 aircraft which departed from the Toluca City International Airport.
In a press statement issued by the institute, the Indians deported didn’t have the required documents and were rounded up from different states around the country. They were rounded up from Oaxaca, Baja California, Veracruz, Chiapas, Sonora, Mexico City, Durango and Tabasco.
The institute has also said that the offenders were accorded all rights in accordance with the International Human Rights laws.
This crackdown has come after US President Donald Trump had threatened imposition of stiff tariffs on products entering the US from Mexico for its inaction in tackling the issue of illegal immigration to the US.
A major refugee crisis in South America in 2018 saw Mexico becoming a transit point for those wanting to enter the US illegally. The US had deployed 40,000 troops on its border to stop the inflow of these immigrants.
In recent times, the issue of illegal Indian immigrants to the US from Mexico has increased and this is an issue that needs to be jointly tackled between the two nations. According to the US border patrol, 8997 Indians tried entering the country illegally from its border with Mexico in 2018.