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August 14, 2018

Indian Asylum Seeker Numbers Spike at U.S./Mexico Border
By Chantal Da Silva

The U.S. has seen an increase in the number of Indian nationals showing up at the U.S.-Mexico border to claim asylum this year, U.S. Customs and Border Protection data shows. During the 2018 fiscal year so far, more than 3,750 people arrested by Border Patrol agents by April 2018 were Indian nationals, according to data from the Syracuse University's Transactional Records Access Clearing House (TRAC). The number represents a sharp increase from fiscal year 2017, which saw a total of 2,055 people from India detained by Border Patrol agents. The total for fiscal year 2016 reached 3,398, a number already surpassed in 2018.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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