Following backlash, UK PM takes back plan to restrict Graduate Visas

Wednesday, 22 May, 2024
PM Rishi Sunak will reportedly go for smaller changes to make UK immigration rules tighter. (Photo courtesy: RishiSunak@Facebook)

London: Following opposition from key cabinet members, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is anticipated to take a step back on his proposal for a sweeping crackdown on graduate visas, enabling overseas students to work in the UK for up to two years post-graduation, The Guardian reported.

The report added that Sunak will go for smaller changes to make the rules tighter and stop the immigration system from being misused. An official announcement about these proposed changes is expected to come out at the same time as the Office for National Statistics releases its quarterly net migration figures on May 23. It's predicted that these figures will still show high levels of migration.

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