UK to study impact of foreign students on economy


BRITAIN commissioned a report today (24) on the economic impact of foreign students, part of a debate over whether they should be included in the government’s target of reducing migration to the tens of thousands. Prime minister Theresa May has been under pressure to drop international students from Britain’s immigration figures, which have remained stubbornly high despite her pledge as home secretary seven years ago to reduce them to under 100,000 a year. High rates of immigration into Britain were a major reason for the vote to leave the European Union last year. But many officials argue that foreign students…

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