Britain Announces Expanded Effort to Curb Student-Visa Abuse

The home secretary, Theresa May, said on Wednesday that more than 100,000 international students who are hoping to study in Britain will be subject to interviews in an effort to stop the abuse of student visas. Ms. May insisted that there would be no cap on the number of foreign students allowed to study in Britain, even as international students there have recently come under increased scrutiny.

May added: “We are also clear that student visas are not a backdoor route into working in Britain. We are clamping down on that kind of abuse. Colleges have lost their right to sponsor foreign students. Bogus students have been turned away. And, through more and more interviewing, we are getting better at identifying and rejecting people we don’t want to come to Britain.”

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