The government of Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is unlikely to submit a bill to amend rules on how to accommodate non-Japanese facing deportation to a parliament session starting later this month for fear of a public backlash before the Upper House election in the summer, government sources said Sunday.

The administration of Kishida's predecessor, Yoshihide Suga, withdrew a bill for the immigration law revision last May after the improper treatment of a detainee at an immigration facility in Nagoya led to activists demanding an investigation and opposition parties calling for scrapping the bill.

The ruling coalition of the Liberal Democratic Party and Komeito sought, among other changes, to limit the number of times people can apply for refugee status and have deportation procedures halted.