New Delhi, December 30: After 20 students were deported from United States of America last week a number of Indians travelling there are been deported on Wednesday. According to the Ministry of External Affairs who did not confirmed the number of depoprtation carried out by the US said that some Indioan nationals who were travelling there on business, work and tourism visas were deported. Also Read - 'Another Phase of Greatest Witch Hunt', Says Donald Trump After US Senate Acquits Him in Historic Impeachment Trial
According to a statement issued by the Ministry of External Affairs, said, “There have been further cases of denial of entry to Indian students holding valid visas to pursue studies in other US educational institutions”. Last week 19 students with valid US student visas were deported by the authorities there, as their institutions were blacklisted by the US government. Also Read - US Court Seeks Status Report On Visas To Family Members Of H1-B Holders
Following the incident, 20 more students were deported from Chicago airport on Sunday after the US immigration officials revoked their F1 visas. Also Read - The Weeknd Performs Live At Super Bowl Halftime Show, Fans Share His Then-And-Now Photos
MEA said, “Some Indian nationals travelling on business/tourism/work visas have also been deported. Read Also: (Why are Indian students being deported from United States?)
However the US Govt has conveyed that decision to deny entry to these students is not because of corresponding institutions being “black-listed”, but based on the assessment made by the US immigration authorities of individual applicants.
After the growing numbers of deportation by the US immigration department the Government of India are closely engaged with the US government and had emphasised need for US authorities to honour visas issued by their own embassy.
Meanwhile the US government had briefed the MEA where they said that the deported persons had presented information to border patrol agent which was inconsistent with their visa status.