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Our world is growing smaller and today there are more interracial and intercontinental marriages than ever before. The governments of the world should consolidate their systems to allow every married citizen to have the right to bring their spouse home to their county of origin.

At the moment, getting a visa for a spouse can be like twisting your arm. You are mired in red tape and expected to jump through endless hoops. Are we not aiming to eradicate tensions? Aren’t interracial and international marriages the best examples of living in harmony? Why then does the government work so hard to discourage this?

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