Norwich Evening News asked me for comment on the new Government measures which prevent international students from bringing family to the UK.
This is what I told them:
“This is partly a consequence of Brexit, the associated xenophobia and the idea that so many problems can be solved by keeping foreigners out.”
“But the reality is people come to our city and country to greatly enrich our culture and make contributions, as well as providing vital services like adult social care.”
“All of this applies to institutions like the University of East Anglia (UEA) which benefits academically and financially from the presence of overseas students.”
“What kind of message does this send to pupils abroad that their families are not welcome throughout the duration of their studies here?”
Read the full article from Norwich Evening News here.