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UK migrants to get fewer social services

Tough new bill cuts access to services like healthcare for those unable to prove they have a right to be in the country.

Last Modified: 11 Oct 2013 00:04
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Britain's government says it is making good on a promise to reduce migrant numbers.

It has introduced a tough immigration bill, which cuts access to services like healthcare for people who cannot prove they have a right to be in the country.

Critics say it may put some migrants' lives at risk.

Al Jazeera's Laurence Lee reports from London.

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