There are proposals to adopt new laws in the UK that would likely make it hard for students from Nigeria and other foreign countries to bring their family along with them.
According to an exclusive scoop by The Sun UK, this crackdown is expected to begin this week.
Many additional postgraduate students, including those doing master’s degrees, won’t be able to bring their families to the UK due to these new regulations.
The UK media outlet claims that exceptionally bright PhD students, who often pursue degrees that last between three and five years, are excluded from the rule.
The recent increase in net migration to the UK, which reached an amazing 1 million, is the cause of these developments. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has been pressed by Conservative MPs to deal with the soaring population.
In an effort to combat the increasing inflow, UK officials anticipate announcing the implementation of stricter immigration restrictions on 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.”