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July 18, 2019

Human smuggling enabling ‘modern day slavery’ is blot on Indian-American ‘model’ minority
By Ela Dutt

Department of Homeland Security data compiled by TRAC, (Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse) a nonpartisan, non-profit data research center (trac.syr.edu), shows thousands of Indians have applied for bail bonds every year. Latest figures for the period October 2017 to November 2018 and the first two months of 2019, show India ranks 3rd after Mexico and Guatemala as the source country for those seeking bond hearings. The number of Indians applying for bonds, suddenly surged in FY 2018, with a three-fold increase over FY 2017. “This unexpected jump may reflect the sharp change in enforcement and detention strategies of the current Trump administration which is targeting increasing numbers of long-time residents, including those who have overstayed their visas rather than entered illegally,” TRAC contends.

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