An unprecedented scenario took place in Mexico when a special unscheduled flight was arranged for 311 Indians to be deported from Mexico under the supervision of 60 security guards. The flight will reach Delhi on Friday.
Sources from the immigration department said that these 311 Indians used illegal means to reach Mexico in a span of a couple of months. Some unknown international agents helped them in reaching Mexico in addition were further promised to get in the US soil.
A senior immigration officer with condition of not disclosing his identity said, ‘Majorly these passengers travelled from India through two private airlines to Mexico and were facilitated by travel agents, who charged Rs 25-30 lakhs per person’. He added ‘The cost includes stay, airfare, meals etc. Agents took around a week to a month’s time to arrange entry into the US’.
According to the sources, flight Boeing 757-400 which is carrying those Indian immigrants will reach India through Madrid, Spain, and all the people aboard the aircraft were provided with an Emergency Certificate, which is a travel document issued to a person who has lost, damaged, or is in possession of an expired passport.
According to the report published in a leading US news agency ‘The National Immigration Institute (of Mexico) said in a statement late Wednesday that it had flown the 310 men and one woman to New Delhi from Toluca’. The report further stated ‘Mexico has stepped up its immigration enforcement in recent months under pressure from the United States. The government has deployed thousands of National Guard agents along the major migration routes’.
Once these Indian citizens land in Delhi, they will be processed and interrogated, he said ‘The process of repatriation will take not less than 3-4 hours as government agencies will question them regarding their travel. A legal case may also be registered in the matter and role of insiders will be probed’.