According to official data, the United States deported 929 Indians, including 42 women, during the first seven months of 2019.
Satnam Singh Chahal, executive director of the North American Punjabi Association (NAPA), shared this information from the US Immigration and Custom Enforcement Department under the Freedom of information Act.
Chahal said the number was highest in the last few years. In the financial year 2014 (October 1 to September 30), only 87 Indians were deported. Similarly, in FY 2015, 202 men and 22 women of Indian origin were sent back. Only 102 men and one woman were deported in FY 2016, nearly 343 men and 15 women in FY 2017 and 323 men and 18 women in FY 2018.
As many as 2,382 Indians are lodged in 86 jails in the US, according to the NAPA.
The Trump administration has introduced a number controversial policies in line with its hardline stance on immigration.
Last month, around 150 Indians, most from Punjab, were deported from the US for allegedly flouting visa norms. According to data, over 7,000 Indians are facing deportation proceedings in courts in the US.