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Theresa May to further scrutinise student visas in immigration crackdown

25 July 2016

Theresa May is set to scrutinise the number of student visas being granted to UK university applicants in a fresh attempt to reduce immigration.The Prime Minister is reportedly preparing her new government to crack down on higher education institutions, claiming they have become an easy route into Britain for economic migrants.Government sources have said the Home Office and Department for Education will examine the student visa regime to see where criteria can be tightened, according to The Telegraph.As Home Secretary, Ms May attempted to limit the number of visas for students coming to study on further education courses.In a confidential letter to other ministers, she also argued universities should “develop sustainable funding models that are not so dependent on international students”.But she could have wrongly deported up to 50,000 international students after an English test cheating scam at one school was used to incriminate all who had sat the test.Source 

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