New Delhi, Oct 18: Mexico has deported more than 300 Indians to New Delhi, the first such kind of an action by the country since it enhanced efforts to crack down on people using its territory to enter into the US.They reached Delhi airport on Friday on a specially arranged non-scheduled flight.
The Mexican authorities allege that 311 Indians had illegally reached Mexico over the last few months to enter the United States.
Mexico had agreed to boost up security on the border and expand its policy of taking back migrants.
The Instituto Nacional de Migración (INM) or National Institute of Migration of Mexico said in a statement the Indians – 310 men and one woman of different ages – left for New Delhi on a chartered flight from Toluca international airport on Wednesday night.
All of them were caught over a period of several months in the Mexican states of Oaxaca, Baja California, Veracruz, Chiapas, Sonora, Mexico City, Durango and Tabasco.
According to officials, all the Indians had been issued Emergency Certificates – a one-way travel document that allows an Indian citizen to enter India in an emergency.
Such papers are issued to individuals, who either lose or damage their travel documents, or have no valid passports.
The move comes after US President Donald Trump in June threatened tariffs on all Mexican imports if the country did not put a check on people entering the US through its borders.