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Met Uni to start legal action

London Metropolitan University announced it is to commence urgent legal action against UKBA's decision to revoke its licence to sponsor international students.

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Immigration minister: London Met 'seriously breached' visa licence

Immigration Minister Damian Green on risk of deportation of foreign students. Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

The London Metropolitan University had "seriously breached" their visa licence privileges, the immigration minister Damian Green told BBC Radio 4's Today programme.

Mr Green said: "London Met was seriously deficient as a sponsor and could not remain in this way."

He added that the university had "failed" in three major areas of their 'Highly Trusted Status' including that more than a quarter of students did not have "leave of remain".

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