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In the last five years, the US Border Patrol Nationwide has arrested a whopping 26,642 Indians crossing the border illegally.
While this kind of news may usually hover around Mexicans, according to the US Border Patrol, migration of illegal Indians has been on the rise.
Satnam Singh Chahal, the Executive Director North American Punjabi Association (NAPA), stated through the press release.
According to the information received from the US Patrol agency under FOIA Act, Chahal said that the number of Indians arrested for illegally entering the United States has been increasing rapidly over the years.
In 2012, it was only 642. However, in 2015 that number rose to four times higher. In 2018 and 2019, it touched 9234 and 8027 respectively.
This makes Indians as one of the largest groups of illegal aliens arrested by the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
The cost for crossing the border is no cheap affair. It costs the migrant anywhere between 25,000-$50,000 per person. Yet the numbers have been growing in the U.S.-Mexico border claiming asylum for persecution.
The three-mile stretch of the border fence at Mexicali seems to be the sweet spot for many of these migrants.
“The word got out that Mexicali is a safe border city which favors their crossing into the United States. Asylum seekers range from unemployed Indians and some facing death threats for marrying outside their class to Sikhs claiming political persecution, immigration added Chahal.
Fraudulent asylum seekers often present “cut and paste” evidence identical to that of other migrants. Some 42.2 percent of Indian asylum cases were denied between fiscal years 2012 to 2017, according
to Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse.
Indians still have some way to go to outnumber after being held in the United States, Indians are often bonded out of detention by human trafficking rings. They then enter indentured servitude in businesses ranging from hotels to convenience stores to pay off smuggling debts and bond fees Chahal said.