Prime minister left looking isolated as figures show fewer than 5,000 foreign students stayed on in UK after visas expired

Theresa May’s determination to continue counting foreign students in the government’s immigration target left her increasingly isolated on Thursday night, after official figures revealed that fewer than 5,000 a year stay on after their visa expires.

A string of Conservative and opposition politicians called on the prime minister to end the focus on overseas students as it appeared the government had been drastically overestimating the risk that they remain in Britain illegally.

Continue reading…

Facebook Comments

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.