Monday, 25 August 2014

Foreign student immigration

Apparently the government includes foreign students arriving from abroad to attend our universities and business schools in their immigration figures. Why?

The Office for National Statistics estimated that net long-term migration to the UK was 212,000 last year. Prime Minister David Cameron has pledged to reduce net migration to less than 100,000 a year by 2015, while Home Secretary Theresa May has spoken about reducing it to tens of thousands.

Students come to the UK to study and then graduate and return home whereas people who were seen as part of the immigration problem often had limited qualifications, do not have a job and put a strain on national resources.

I do not believe they should be included.

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