This situation reminds me of the policy of the Tokugawa Shogunate in Japan. They limited the movement of the people so they would not cause any trouble. But this was approximately 1600 to 1850s. At our age, it sure sounds undemocratic, if not outright a human rights problem!
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from the article: The silent expulsion