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Prime Minister Rishi Sunak condemned net immigration, saying it would lead to “unmanageable pressure on housing, schools and hospitals in many communities”.
writing telegraph paperSunak said there is a need to reduce net immigration, whether illegal or legal.
“We cannot allow people to come here illegally on the whim of a criminal gang. It’s unfair to those playing by the rules,” he said.
“Neither can we let legal immigration go unchecked.
“And if it’s too high and too fast, it can make it difficult for the community to integrate new arrivals.”
Sunak said the government will reform the foreign student visa system to reduce immigration.
In January 2024, the government will remove the right to bring dependents with student visas to all students, except graduate students on research courses.
Last year, 135,788 visas were issued to dependents of international students, nearly nine times the 2019 figure.
He added, “We will remove the ability to switch from a student route to a commuter route until study is complete. Improve targeted enforcement activities, including intelligence-led reviews.
“We will also consider exploring alternative options for qualifications, such as a system that distinguishes the quality of educational institutions. students may be allowed to bring dependents with them when studying at university.
“This is the economic benefit of continuing to support the higher education sector while reducing the number of dependents who inevitably make a much more limited economic contribution than those who come by the student or skilled worker route. It’s a fair way to strike a balance.”
Adam Habib, Director of the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, told the BBC: International students are in financial crisis.
“We have already seen the financial crisis of the university last year. prize.”