London: On the issue of apparent fake passport in Pakistan a British news paper has criticized a lot, but no one seems to speak on serious scandal citing that 59 percent of Indians who pose them as students entering in England are not real students.
This has been revealed in report by Migration Watch, a British group, which comprises statistics of Home Ministry. The figure says that in year 2011 about 63000 fake students entered England.
The group has also issued names of other countries which include Burma with the highest 62% of fake students, Bangladesh and Nigerian with 59% fake students entered to England for educational purposes.
Sir Andrew Green, Chairman of Migration Watch UK, said the proofs are present of misusing student passport and measures are needed to be taken.
We now have clear evidence of abuse on a major scale. Bogus students come here to work illegally and thus take jobs from British workers. If it is clear from the circumstances that a student is unlikely to go home, the visa should not be granted in the first place. After all, many of the advantages claimed for foreign students depend on their going home after their studies.
“These half measures simply will not do. The government have bottled out on bogus students. If they are serious about immigration they must face down the self interested demands of the Higher Education sector and pursue the public interest.”
Referring to the letter to the Sunday Times signed by 37 business leaders calling for students to be taken out of net migration, Sir Andrew Green said:
“It is, in fact, impossible to take students out of net migration because, unlike the US and Australia, we still have no exit checks so nobody knows how many who came as students have actually left the UK. It seems that business leaders are clueless about immigration policy and will sign whatever is put in front of them.”