- Between October 2022 and September 2023, 96,917 Indian nationals were apprehended trying to enter the US illegally, a significant increase compared to 19,883 in 2019-20.
- Most of these intruders come from Gujarat and Punjab, with aspirations to settle in the United States.
- They are categorized into single adults, unaccompanied children, children with family, and entire families, with single adults being the largest group.
- The flow of illegal immigrants may have increased after the end of the Title 42 policy in May, which allowed deportations without asylum hearings.
- Despite efforts by authorities in India, the US, and Canada to curb illegal immigration, many apprehended Indians are granted shelter on humanitarian grounds, potentially avoiding deportation.