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New Delhi: The Trump administration recently informed India that it is targeting for deportation more than 270 Indian nationals living in the United States illegally, according to India’s foreign minister.

On Thursday, the Indian government has asked for further information on the 271-name list from the United States before allowing their deportation, Sushma Swaraj said during a question period in the upper house of Parliament.

There is growing concern in India over treatment of its citizens in the United States after a high-profile shooting of an Indian computer engineer in Olathe, Kan., in February, and other suspected hate crimes.

However, there was no immediate comment from the Trump administration on the purported deportation list.

Notably, thousands of Indian computer engineers come to the United States every year on high skilled temporary H-1B visas, a program that has also been targeted for reform.

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