Comment: This anti-immigrant hysteria means I won’t study here anymore

Theresa May wasn’t home secretary when I started my undergraduate degree in the University of Sheffield, back in 2009. I even remember naively wondering why everyone around me hated the Tories. But soon, as a foreigner, I started feeling their policies in my skin.

UKBA scrapped the post-study work visa with no warning. This scheme allowed graduates to work in the UK for two years after graduation. It became pretty obvious that the only interest in bringing in students from other countries was to pay for British education. International students are cash cows to the Tory government.

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