Amber Rudd, the UK home secretary, is urging the cabinet not to include students in the immigration targets of the government. Though Theresa May, the UK PM, is said to be opposing a change in the immigration policy, Ms. Rudd is of the belief that unless Ms May changes her stance in the next few weeks, their government will be defeated badly in early 2018 when a bill is to be considered by the Commons to establish a post-Brexit immigration policy
The government policy, according to critics, is said to have discouraged foreign students from enrolling in British universities. The number of students coming from India is said to have reduced by half since 2010.
Supporting Ms Rudd are Boris Johnson the foreign secretary, Greg Clark, the business secretary, and Philip Hammond, the chancellor, who think that more international students should be welcomed into the UK.
Alistair Jarvis, chief executive of Universities UK, was quoted by The Financial Times as saying that this was an opportunity to ensure that a new post-Brexit immigration system was superior in attracting qualified foreign students to enrol in British institutions.
He said that a new immigration regime was needed by the UK if it wants to maintain its stature as one of the most destinations for foreign students and staff.
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