Chile conducts its largest migrant deportation in 2021

The Chilean government on Thursday, November 4, deported 120 Venezuelan and Colombian migrants on a charter flight, the largest such operation this year as part of a strategy to discourage illegal migration, with the aim of removing 1,500 people from the country in 2021.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - National Migration Service director Álvaro Bellolio said that organizations are trying to stop these deportations, but the "State of Chile and the Ministry of the Interior are complying with the law" and those who "commit crimes or enter illegally" will be expelled.

According to official information, most of the deported were Venezuelan (more than 70) and were sent back to their country of origin for not having entered Chile regularly or for having committed crimes ranging from migrant trafficking to homicide, including robbery with intimidation.

Over 800 people were deported on 7 separate flights in 2021 . . .

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