Foreign students who stay over the period of time allocated to them to stay in the UK will not be deported to their country of origin unless they have broken the law, a leaked immigration memo has disclosed.
The UK newspaper, the Daily Mail, got hold of the Immigration agency memo. The memo stated that unless students have broken other UK laws, or were guilty of corruption or fraud, the students could remain in the UK even though their visas had expired.
Since September 1, 2007 there had been an increase in the number of refusals for students who apply to stay in the UK after their visas had expired, due to a change in law. The Conservatives have said that this was like turning a blind eye was being turned to those with no right to stay.
UK universities make a significant amount of money off foreign students, who come to the UK for its prestigious higher education. Students from China, India, America and all over the world to form the studentship of many universities.
Most foreign students pay in excess of £10,000 GBP each year, with UK students paying around £3,500 since the cost of tuition rose 2 years ago with top-up fees, leaving many UK students and families with debt.
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