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Continued: Britain confirms 3,000-pound cash bond scheme for 'high-risk' visitor visas from 6 countries

  • Article by: MICHELLE FAUL , Associated Press
  • Last update: July 29, 2013 - 10:05 AM

One move that has come under heavy criticism recently has been a government campaign targeting people who overstay their visas. Billboards were put on two vans for a week in six of London's boroughs. Their message said: "In the UK illegally? Go home or face arrest." Leaflets with the same message will be distributed for a month.

The Home Office statement said the visa bond "is the next step in making sure our immigration system is more selective, bringing down net migration from the hundreds of thousands to the tens of thousands while still welcoming the brightest and the best to Britain."

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