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2,400 Indians in US prisons for illegal entry

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Published on November 18, 2018 with No Comments

Nearly 2,400 Indians are languishing in various American jails for illegally crossing the US border to seek asylum in the country, according to the latest figures. These detainees are seeking asylum, claiming that they “experienced violence or persecution” in India. As many as 2,382 Indians are lodged in 86 jails in the US, according to the information obtained by North American Punjabi Association (Napa) through Freedom of Information Act. “This is a matter of concern that thousands of Indians, with an overwhelming majority of them being from Punjab, are languishing in jails in the US,” Napa president Satnam S Chahal has said. Chahal said there is a nexus of human traffickers and officials in Punjab, who encourage a young Punjabis to leave their homes to illegally enter the US and charge Rs 35-50 lakhs from each individual.

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