New limits that the UK is about to unveil will likely prevent students from Nigeria and other countries studying there from bringing their families over.
The crackdown, which will prevent all masters students and many other postgraduates from bringing family members over, will reportedly be unveiled this week, according to a story by The Sun UK.
The UK media outlet House claimed that PHD students, whose programs typically run between three and five years and need a high level of skill, will not be subject to the prohibition.
The Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, was reportedly asked by Tory MPs to “get a grip on the rocketing numbers” following reports that net migration to the UK had risen to 1 million.
To get a hold of the climbing numbers, UK ministers are said to be expected to announce the immigration clampdown 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.”
“We have got to get a grip,” a Tory MP told The Sun on Sunday.