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London Metropolitan University has announced it is to commence urgent legal action against UKBA's decision to revoke its licence to sponsor international students.
Labour MP Jeremy Corbyn, who asked an urgent question in the Commons about international students this afternoon, has taken to Twitter after Immigration Minister Damian Green's comments.
A task force has been set up to help "genuine, appropriately qualified" international students find another institution to complete their studies, Immigration Minister Damian Green said today.
Mr Green said affected students would be informed on October 1, giving them 60 days to leave Britain or find another university.
Addressing the issue of international student visas, Immigration Minister Damian Green told MPs in the House of Commons:
Immigration Minister Damian Green said "systemic failures" had been found at London Metropolitan University in relation to:
- Students studying without permission
- Concerns into the way foreign students are recruited
- Concerns about the attendance monitoring of foreign students
Mr Green's comments came in response to an urgent question in the House of Commons after it emerged two thousand students could be deported from the UK.
Labour MP Jeremy Corbyn has secured an urgent question to the Commons this afternoon after it emerged two thousand students could be deported from the UK. It comes after one of London's universities was stripped of its right to admit people from overseas.
More than 2,000 students left in limbo after London Metropolitan University was stripped of its right to admit foreigners will get three months to find an alternative course, officials have said.
Genuine students have 60 days to make a new application or to arrange to leave the UK, but the countdown starts only when the UK Border Agency (UKBA) writes to them and no letters will be sent out until October 1.
The Government revoked London Metropolitan University's highly-trusted status (HTS) for sponsoring international students after it found more than a quarter of a sample of students studying at the university did not even have permission to stay in the country.
Coventry University have offered help to students from London Metropolitan University, saying it still has places available for September.
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