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QUESTION NO.†3852 INDIANS EXPELLED FROM USA

April 06, 2017

RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.3852
TO BE ANSWERED ON 06.04.2017

INDIANS EXPELLED FROM USA

†3852. SHRI MAHENDRA SINGH MAHRA:

Will the Minister of EXTERNAL AFFAIRS be pleased to state:

(a) the details regarding the number of Indians expelled from United States of America (USA) after the constitution of present Government;

(b) the details of reasons leading to such expulsions;

(c) whether Government has registered any protest with American administration; and

(d) if so, the details thereof?

ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
[GEN. (DR) V. K. SINGH (RETD)]

(a) & (b) The new Government in the US assumed office on 20 January 2017. Since then, according to the information provided by the US authorities to our Embassy and Consulates, a total of 08 Indian nationals have been deported under orders of removal given by the U.S. courts, for either involvement in a crime or invalid visa status.

(c) & (d) Government of India remains engaged with the US Government on all issues that concern the safety, security and well-being of Indian nationals in the US. Government of India does not encourage illegal migration of Indian nationals to other countries. From time to time, Indian Embassy and Consulates in the US, upon request of the US authorities, facilitate repatriation of undocumented Indian immigrants after their nationality verification.

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