Migration Watch claims are an unjustified attack on overseas students

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Ever since the Labour government introduced biometric visas for non-EU visitors to the UK in 2008, it’s fair to say foreign students have felt under constant attack. Coming to study at a UK university has become increasingly difficult, as would-be students get entangled in more complex and expensive visa requirements, face negative sentiment towards them in the British media, and experience increasingly stringent restrictions on their movements once they have arrived.

In fact, the current coalition government has gone so far as to actively target foreign students by labelling them ‘migrants’ and directly targeting them in support of its efforts to reduce net migration to the tens of thousands.

 

Read it at the Guardian

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