People carry their belongings as they get into a bus on May 29, 2016 in Ouangani, center part of the French overseas region and department Mayotte, to go to the capital, Mamoutzou. / AFP / ORNELLA LAMBERTI
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About 1,000 migrants, almost all from the Comoro Islands in the same archipelago off the coast of southeast Africa, have been expelled from their Mayotte homes by anti-migrant groups since January, according to the local office of rights body La Cimade.Veau said that of 365 people stopped officials on Sunday, 217 were illegal migrants who would be transported to the border.It is much wealthier than the neighboring islands and more than 40 percent of its population is thought to have been born abroad.
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