An astonishing report has revealed that a London college ranked as "highly trusted" by the UK Border Agency has been accused of helping foreign students cheat the immigration system.
A Sky News report said that "The investigation discovered that diploma certificates and dissertations were for sale inside the London College of Business in Barking”.
It was also reported that only 2,700 students whose visas had expires were actually removed from the country and a staggering 159,000 continue to live within the UK.
It doesn’t take a genius to recognise that it for some time the foreign student system is a scam, the figures produced show the number of students arriving in Britain rose sharply during the Labour terms in office, with the International Passenger Survey, which records the main reason for migration, showing that the number arriving for study increased from 87,000 in 2001 to 175,000 in 2006-2007 and up to 209,000 the following year. This increased to 273,000 in 2008-9 and when you include students, student visitors, and dependants, the figure for 2009 is 489,000, up 100,000 on the previous year.
Some may ask, why the huge increase? The answer being that the Government that year introduced PBS Tier 4, which was either designed by an incompetent buffoon or was just another one of New Labour’s bright ideas for transferring immigration away from areas where it would be unwelcomed and closely examined, to areas where it was still thought to be advantageous.
The regulations required that anyone studying for more than six months possess 40 points: 30 points are awarded for possessing a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) issued by the sponsoring college and 10 points are given for maintenance. Of course, finding a college is not too difficult when you consider the UK is awash with “business schools” which offer courses of doubtful merit and immigration being the main source of income.
This means as long as a ‘school’ will take you, and you have £800 per month for six months, you can come and study here. You can work for only 20 hours a week, but truthfully who would ever know? After two years you can work full-time, legally, assuming you can get a job that pays £20,000 a year and then bring in dependants, who can also work without restrictions if you studied at degree level.
Since Tier 4 was founded, in the first year alone the number of student visas rose by almost 33%, and over 60% of these came from the Middle East or South Asia, those regions which are considered the biggest risk for overstaying.
The system is fraudulent; it is, hypothetically, a legal way for someone to pay their way into Britain.
It is impossible to sanction the working restrictions. Britain is a free country, when it suits, obviously, and the government should not have to spy on its inhabitants; the supposed benefit of having a forceful, properly maintained border is that you don’t need to.
Sadly though, as we in the British National Party know, it is light years away of being so and incredibly only one-third of colleges have been checked by immigration officials before they were allowed to give students those certificates.
The higher education establishment has been willing participants in this scam, vehemently opposing any restrictions as some of the weaker universities now depend on fee-paying immigrants.
Anyone wishing to study in Australia, United States or Canada and must primarily have a face-to-face interview by an immigration official, Will Britain ever do the same to halt this form of legalised people trafficking?