1.49 lakh Indians have been charged with entering America illegally, this report has revealed the horror
149,000 Indians attempted to enter America illegally.
US Customs and Border Protection gave the figure between 2019 and 2023.
In January 2023, the number increased by 35.9% to 7,421.
Washington: 1.49 lakh Indians were caught entering the United States illegally. This is indicative of a report by US Customs and Border Protection (USCBP). The report states that between February 2019 and March 2023, 149,000 Indians attempted to enter the United States illegally. This Indian also knows that crossing the American border is a risky task, but he himself wants to run the risk. This shows that the “American dream” appeals to many Indians.
The TOI report states that in January 2022, 5,459 Indians were caught illegally entering the United States. At least 708 were intercepted at the Canada-US border. In January 2023, that number increased by 35.9% to 7,421. Authorities arrested 2,478 people at the Canada-US border. The report shows Indians were detained in 2,663 attempts to cross the border from Canada to the north or Mexico to the south.
The Times of India report, citing police and other Gujarat officials, said most of those detained were from Gujarat and Punjab. There are also incidents in America and Canada where many Indians, including miners, have died. A family of four from Dingucha in Gujarat died at the Canada-US border. The cause of his death was a temperature of -35 degrees Celsius.
Another tragic incident came to light this year, in which a family of four from Mehsana in Gujarat drowned in March after their boat capsized in the St. Lawrence River. In December 2022, another person from Gujarat died in a fall. The deceased was climbing the US-Mexico border wall with his wife and three sons. Despite these incidents, the illegal entry of Indians into America continues. The US Border Patrol intercepted 9,648 Indian refugees. At least 2,289 of them attempted to enter through the Canada-US border.
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FIRST POST: April 19, 2023, 4:04 p.m. HST