A five-fold increase in Indians held trying to enter the US illegally


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Washington, DC

According to the latest US Customs and Border Protection (UCBP) data, a record 96,917 Indians were arrested while crossing illegally into the US between October 2022 and September 2023.

Of the 96,917 Indians arrested this year, 30,010 were caught on the Canadian border and 41,770 at the frontier with Mexico.

As per the UCBP data, Indians apprehended while crossing the US border unlawfully have reportedly witnessed a five-fold increase in the past years.

In 2019-20, 19,883 Indians were apprehended; in 2020-21, 30,662 Indians were arrested while in 2021-22 this number was 63,927, according to the data.

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