In a bold move to lower net migration, the UK's Home Office will charge a £3,000 bond on arrival to tourists from India, Pakistan, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Ghana. Visitors will receive their money back when returning to their home countries as long as they do not overstay their six month duration in Britain. The program begins in November and will initially apply only to six-month tourists visa holders, though ministers are reportedly interested in extending the program to all types of visas and all countries (what would that do to their tourism?).
Of course, this isn't being taken lightly by travelers from the six Asian and African states--Indians are already calling the program "discriminatory."
While net migration is clearly a top concern for many Western nations now, the list of targeted countries is also painfully ironic: all Commonwealth states, all non-white. Yet despite the blatant void of political correctness in this initiative, net migration remains a hot issue for many governments today and I can't help but wonder if this sort of program will be adopted in other "cautious" countries as well.