New Delhi: Over 150 deported Indians returned penniless from the US on Wednesday after being deported for either violating visa norms or illegally entering the US
All the deported families appeared sad, dejected as they were forced to leave the country despite their attempts to fulfill their American dream.
“This was the fourth time I have been deported,” said Singh Jabarjung, 24, from Punjab’s Bhatinda, News18 reports.
“I boarded a flight on May 15 and reached Mexico via Moscow and Paris. From there, I tried to enter California on May 16 but was caught by police and deported from Arizona,” he said.
Mr Jabarjung spent around Rs 24 lakh in the four attempts and Rs 40 lakh on advocacy for his American dream.
Another deportee Lakshiwnder Singh spent around Rs 25 lakh to an Amritsar-based agent to help him enter the US.
“He sent me to Mexico on May 2 via Moscow and Paris. They caught me while I was trying to cross the border and deported here from Arizona in US,” he narrates.
The special aircraft carrying the deportees reached India via Bangladesh and landed at the Delhi Airport’s T3 terminal at 6 am.
Earlier, more than 300 Indians were deported by the Mexican Immigration authorities on October 18.