UK delays visas for countries refusing to take back migrants

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UK Home Secretary Priti Patel has vowed to penalise countries that refuse to take back “criminals and asylum seekers” from the UK, according to media reports on Saturday. Patel plans to “impose visa penalties” on countries that do not comply with the UK’s deportation efforts, which includes suspending visas and enforcing surcharges on applications to visit to the country. The Gambia will be the first country to face stricter measures after it “repeatedly ignored calls” and “only accepted four criminals last year”, according to British newspaper media. “Countries around the globe must work with…

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