Friday, 3 September 2010
This recent news report by Channel 4 highlights the link between the rise of student visa applications and illegal immigrants.
It's also no coincidence that this rapid rise in student visa's (which has seen an increase of over 100,000 or 50% in the past year) has also come at the same time as a rise in independent sham "colleges" popping up around the country, run by Asians. It's time these colleges were investigated by the government and closed down. This is particularly concerning because these colleges are also able to claim tax-payer funding in the form of grants and course fee subsidises.
Check out this exposé report on these bogus colleges by the BNP.
Not only do we need much more thorough checks on students being granted visa's concerning their financial means of supporting themselves, but it would also be a good idea to request significant cash deposits to be held by the government as security. This would root out many of the bogus low-life's entering the UK on student visas.
Another solution to remove bogus students is to conduct checks on every student claiming to study in the UK. Attendance should be checked carefully at every college as well as random checks on living arrangements.