The United Kingdom has made plans to implement new regulations that will likely make it impossible for Nigerian students and other foreign nationals studying there to bring their families with them.
This crackdown is anticipated to be launched this week, according to an exclusive story by The Sun UK.
These new rules will make it illegal for master’s students and many other postgraduate students to bring their families to the UK.
According to the UK media outlet, PhD students, who normally study degrees lasting between three and five years and are highly talented, are exempt from the prohibition.
These changes are a result of the recent spike in net migration to the UK, which reached an astounding 1 million. Tory MPs have urged Prime Minister Rishi Sunak to act and handle the rising numbers.
UK officials are expected to announce the adoption of harsher immigration restrictions on Tuesday or Wednesday in an effort to address the growing inflow.
The Sun reports that “Rishi Sunak is expected to come out fighting on immigration – pointing out they are figures he inherited as they date back to the year ending December 2022 – two months after he became PM.
“There has been an explosion in the number of people coming to Britain piggybacking on their relative’s student visa.
“Students brought 135,788 family members to Britain last year – nine times more than in 2019.
“Last year, 59,053 Nigerian students brought over 60,923 relatives.”
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