UK Plans Measures To Stop Nigerian Students From Bringing Family Over
The UK is planning to introduce new restrictions that will likely prevent Nigerian and other international students studying in the UK from bringing their families with them.
The Sun UK has reported that this crackdown will be announced sometime this week.
Under the new measures, master’s students and many other postgraduate students will be prohibited from bringing their families over. However, the ban will not apply to PhD students, as their courses typically span 3 to 5 years and they possess highly advanced skills, as stated by the UK media outlet.
The decision comes as net migration into the UK has reached 1 million, prompting Tory MPs to urge Prime Minister Rishi Sunak to take control of the rapidly increasing numbers.
In an effort to address this surge, UK ministers are expected to unveil the immigration clampdown on either Tuesday or Wednesday.
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.”
“We have got to get a grip,” a Tory MP told The Sun on Sunday.