New immigration law to go into effect Nov. 20

The government decided at a Cabinet meeting Friday to implement the revised Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Law from Nov. 20, requiring all foreign visitors aged 16 or older to be fingerprinted and photographed when they enter the country.

Under the law, if foreigners refuse to have their fingerprints taken or supply other information, the government may deport them.

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