Mexico Cooperates with the U.S. to Deport Chinese Migrants Intercepted at Sea While China Convicts Smugglers

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Thursday, July 1, 1993
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Volume: 
9
Issue: 
7
282
Abstract: 
On July 17, 1993, Mexico, bowing to high-level pressure from the U.S. Government, started deporting 430 Chinese migrants seized aboard two illegal smuggling ships. By July 18, the third of the three ships had been seized and most of its passengers put on planes for China. The measures to process and expel Chinese migrants were taken quickly and with strict measures to ensure security and prevent the press and human rights organization from observing…[more]