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Japan's Bill to Revise Immigration Law Drawing Criticism

Japan's Bill to Revise Immigration Law Drawing Criticism

   Tokyo, May 16 (Jiji Press)--Japan's bill to revise the immigration control and refugee recognition law is drawing criticism and concerns from many corners including the U.N. refugee agency.
   At issue is a proposed exception to the rule of suspending deportation procedures while refugee applications are being processed.
   The exception would allow the government to deport foreigners who have made refugee status applications for a third time or more if there is no major problem with the situations in their home countries.
   The bill, adopted by the government in February, has drawn stronger attention after a Sri Lankan woman in her 30s died at a detention facility in Nagoya, central Japan, in March.
   Opposition parties are seeking full probes into the incident because questions remain as to whether she was given appropriate medical treatment.

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