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UK to block visas for countries refusing to take back asylum seekers

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Bill would give home secretary power to take action against citizens of countries deemed not to be cooperating

The UK will block visas for visitors from countries the home secretary believes are refusing to cooperate in taking back rejected asylum seekers or offenders.

In proposed legislation published on Tuesday, Priti Patel and future home secretaries would have the power to suspend or delay the processing of applications from countries that do no “cooperate with the UK government in relation to the removal from the United Kingdom of nationals of that country who require leave to enter or remain in the United Kingdom but do not have it”.

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from The Guardian https://ift.tt/36iAL4t
via Google News

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