In a first, Mexico deports 311 illegal immigrants to India


On the day Prime Minister Narendra Modi told a rally in Maharashtra that India’s reputation was reaching its peak globally, for the first time Mexico has deported 311 Indians back to India in a special plane.

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These Indians reportedly did not have valid documents to stay in Mexico and were deported from Mexico’s Toluca City International Airport on a Boeing 747 aircraft to New Delhi, reported news agency PTI.

A press statement by Mexico’s National Migration Institute said that these 311 illegal immigrants were presented to the immigration authority in the states of Oaxaca, Baja California, Veracruz, Chiapas, Sonora, Mexico City, Durango and Tabasco before being sent back to India.

The development took place on the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was informing people at an election rally how India’s pride under his leadership had increased to a new height. Speaking at a rally in Panvel, Modi said, “India is taking on big challenges today. There is nothing more satisfying for us that this pride that you have about India today.”

The Indian deportees, according to media reports, were accompanied by the Federal Migration agents of Mexico and members of the National Guard. The statement by the Mexican NMI said, “It should be noted that there is no precedent in the history of the INM – neither in the form, nor in the number of people – of a Trans-Atlantic air conduction, such as that carried out on this day.”