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UK announces new restrictions on student visas

UK announces new restrictions on student visas

The British government says it is toughening student visa rules in a bid to reduce immigration.
British Home Secretary Theresa May says her clampdown will close bogus colleges and block students who cannot speak English well from coming to Britain.
Students studying at private colleges would be barred from working, while those wishing to stay in the country after their studies can only do so if they find employment that pays at least 20,000 pounds ($38,000) a year.
May said Tuesday the number of foreign students and their dependents could be cut by about 100,000 people a year under the plan.
Toughening immigration rules featured strongly in the governing Conservative Party's 2010 election campaign.


Updated : 2021-05-18 04:46 GMT+08:00