An Indian, who travelled over 10,000 km through 11 countries across central America — from Brazil to Mexico — in a month in order to enter the United States illegally in 2016, was deported back after he was caught staying there illegally. According to the immigration department, the man was identified as Harpreet Singh, a resident of Punjab’s Kapurthala district. Questioning revealed that after arriving in Brazil, Singh went to Bolivia where he contacted some associates of his travel agent, back in his hometown in Punjab. From Bolivia, Singh arrived in Lima, Peru. Police officials said the accused revealed that he sneaked into the United States illegally because he wanted US citizenship.