Number Of India Nationals Detained At U.S. Border Escalates

KAREN TOWNSEND Posted at 2:01 pm on August 11, 2018

India nationals, a group not thought of posing a problem for the U.S. border patrol, are being detained at increasing numbers in El Centro, California. Of the nine sectors the U.S.-Mexican border is divided into, El Centro is the smallest. Its territory is only 70 miles, just west of the Arizona-California border.  This is the area to which the India nationals flock.

The group presents a new problem for the border patrol agents. While most agents speak Spanish, the same is not said of Punjabi, the Indian native language.

“It’s a common misconception that we just arrest Mexicans – that couldn’t be further from the truth,” said El Centro agent Justin Casterhone. “We arrest people from all over the world.”…Read more…