UK Government Initiates Plans To Deport International Students Who Fail To Achieve Good Grades

Date: 16-12-2023 11:37 am (6 months ago) | Author: Mister Jay Wonder
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British tabloids reported that the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) has been asked by James Cleverly, the Home Secretary, to review the graduate visa as part of a five-point plan to reduce net migration by 300,000 from its record-high levels.

More than 98,000 students were granted the two-year visas to remain in the UK after their graduation in the year to June 2023, an increase of 42,000 or 74 per cent in just a year. Fewer than one in 100 (0.7 per cent) of those who applied after completing their initial UK course were refused.

There are fears that it is being used as a backdoor route to work in the UK, often in low-skilled jobs, or simply to stay for two years as there is no requirement to take up employment.

Commenting on the recent directive, chairman of the MAC, Professor Brian Bell said;

“There’s no requirement to get particular grades in your university course or anything like that. That’s the question we want to review in the graduate route to think about whether that’s sensible or whether you should have a rule that says you have to achieve a certain grade or a certain kind of achievement in your course.”

Professor Bell said his committee would also investigate whether there should be further restrictions which would only allow foreign students to stay in the UK if they went to certain universities or completed specified courses. It could also be limited to certain types of job or activities.

He added;

“At the moment, there’s no restriction on what you can do. You can, if you’ve got the money, just sit around and do nothing in the UK for two years. You can also take a minimum wage job or you can take a very highly paid job.”

In its annual report, the MAC also revealed the care worker visa route is being abused as a backdoor to bring illegal migrants into the UK and exploit foreign staff as cheap and, in some cases, unpaid bonded labour.

In one fraud, a care company was granted 498 visas for care workers before Border Force discovered it had been “dormant”. An investigation into another migrant who had provided false employment letters for his past hospital work uncovered another dormant firm....

Posted: at 16-12-2023 11:37 AM (6 months ago) | Addicted Hero
- gogoman at 16-12-2023 01:20 PM (6 months ago)
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Posted: at 16-12-2023 01:20 PM (6 months ago) | Grande Master
- OmoNobaUku at 16-12-2023 06:14 PM (6 months ago)
About bloody time, I say.
Posted: at 16-12-2023 06:14 PM (6 months ago) | Gistmaniac