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19-year-old Canadian woman deported from Britain

UK Border Agency describes the forced separation from her husband as an “inconvenience.”

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A 19-year-old Canadian woman has been deported from Britain, where her husband lives, and forbidden from returning until she turns 21 because of immigration laws that were designed to protect South Asian women from forced marriages. Rochelle Wallis met her husband, Adam, two years ago when he was in Canada. She came to visit him in Britain in March, and the couple decided to wed. But sorting out the legalities took longer than expected after authorities lost their passport photos, and they weren’t officially married until a few weeks after Rochelle’s visa had expired. The UK Border Agency describes the couple’s forced separation as an “inconvenience.”

The Telegraph

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