In a first, Meco deports 311 Indians trying to sneak into US
In a transatlantic deportation without precedent, Meco has put 311 Indians - caught illegally entering the country and trying to cross over to the US - on a Boeing 747-400 charter scheduled to touch down at Delhi airport early on Friday.
Meco's National Migration Institute (INM) said in a release that the deportees, who are being escorted back home by 60 federal migration agents, had been found to have entered the country without valid documents for "regular stay" over the past few months.
The mass deportation revived memories of the tragedy that befell a family from Punjab in June, when a six-year-old girl died of a heat stroke in the Arizona desert on the US-Meco border after her mother went in search of water during their illegal border crossing. The body of Gurpreet Kaur was found after two Indian women apprehended by US border patrol revealed that a mother and her two children had been with them until a few hours earlier.
Sources said each member of the group possibly paid Rs 25-30 lakh to the agents who arranged their travel to Meco and promised to help them illegally cross over to the United States.
The cost apparently included airfare, accommodation in Meco and meals. The agents had purportedly cited a week to a month's time to arrange their entry into the US, the sources said. According to the Meco's National Migration Institute release, they were caught in Meco without "papers for regular stay" and produced before immigration authorities in the states of Oaxaca, Baja California, Veracruz, Chiapas, Sonora, Meco City, Durango and Tabasco.
US Presi nt Donald Trump's threat to impose tariffs on all Mecan imports if the country did not put a check on people illegally entering US through the porous borders forced its hand, sources said. A source said the Boeing 747-400 that took off from Meco's Toluca City International Airport with 311 deportees was expected to land in Delhi at 5.45am on Friday.
译文来源：三泰虎 http://www.santaihu.com/48632.html 译者：Jessica.Wu
Anantha Prasanna2 days ago
Being a first class citizen in a third class country is better than a third class citizen in a first class country. The craze for living in America by hook or crook is not vanished from Indians. Families pay sky high amount to migrate in any possible way.
Aam AadmiIndia2 days ago
Good lesson for jugaadu Indians.
Typsygypsy GypsytypsyGods Green Earth2 days ago
with Rs 25-30 lakhs these desi bhais could have had a decent life in mera Bharat Mahaaan ... or is not worth the good times in mera Bharart Mahaaan ... for Rs 30 lakhs !!! something must be radically wrong !!!
Sanjoy PandeyKolkata2 days ago
India should also deport illegal immigrants in crores on an urgent basis.
Simon Rogerearth2 days ago
All driven by greed. Why would anybody waste 30 lakh rupees per head ?
Himmat Sandhu2 days ago
How many Punjabis and Gujjus in this group ????
Srinivas2 days ago
Dear fellow Indians, please don't leave India. we are self sustained country and we are the people who knows family values. there is more prospective is our home land. please don't kill our next generations just for your greedy.
Roshan2 days ago
Bhakts have to think why India people don't want to be India.
sankepally rajainder reddy2 days ago
when those trying to crossover to US can spend 30 lakhs why should they want to migrate to US, with that kind money they can do some business in India ad live happily
Bhaktwaas LogicRajendra Nagar2 days ago
And Indians talk about illegal Bangladeshis. Lol.
Janardhan2 days ago
By paying 25-30 lakhs these crazy people are buying their own death. One could easily live happily in India with such kind of money.
ArunNew Jersey2 days ago
When we are deporting Bangladeshi?
BijayNoida2 days ago
Most of them are Sardars obsessed to stay in USA.
RaviChennai2 days ago
Under Modi, people are fleeing India. Better luck next time.
True2 days ago
25-30 lakh...Why can't they start their own business here only. Why to be in constant fear of deportation in other country.
有250 - 300万卢比……为什么不在印度创业呢?为什么要去其他国家，整天提心吊胆担心被驱逐出境。
Sam2 days ago
Good job Meco. Dhu karke bhejna tha. Shameless people. They should be grilled and put behind bars in India upon arrival.
Vijay2 days ago
These ppl must be jailed for hurting country's reputation!
Bllog SuriNA2 days ago
No jobs and future in india.
Binugeorge2 days ago
what's wrong with theses people's. paying 25 to 30 lakhs to enter United States illegally. It's just stupid.
Anjan KeshHumara India2 days ago
Its USA''s loss. Those Indians were going to US as they wanted to share the viraat knowledge that Indians have after Modiji made us into a superpower.
Reddy2 days ago
India should send packing ILLEGAL BANGLADESHIS, aliens in train loads immediately.......
Chandrashekar2 days ago
India should control its population.
Chinivar2 days ago
I'm a 100% sure, out of the 310 are telugus and the 311th one is a telugu guy pretending to be other state guy to avoid suspicion
A Bmuruganbangalore2 days ago
Welcome back home, you shameless people..
VsgrBangalore2 days ago
Shame on these illegal migrants.