stdClass Object ( [id] => 11887 [post_date] => 2011-08-30 19:55:50 [post_content] => Following the stringent visa regulations introduced by David Cameron government, the universities in UK have started closing their campuses due to non-availability of overseas students. Florida based Schiller International University, having campuses worldwide, has decided to close its London campus and cancelled autumn semester which was scheduled to start from today. The university officials stated that almost all of its students enrolled were from outside European Union and UK’s strict student visa regulations have made them loose on their maximum students; forcing them to close the London branch. David Cameron government has its first agenda of curbing net immigration which is leading to such stringent visa regulation being followed by UK. Damian Green, the Immigration Minister stated in 2010 (when David Cameron came into power) that even though the country was hugely benefited from alien citizens coming in, “indefensible levels of net migration that the government has witnessed of late, has to be lessened substantially.” In March 2011, new regulations were declared by Home Secretary Theresa May and she asserted that the government was making concentrated efforts to nab fake students as well as colleges. The initial changes of the movement were initiated for in the month of April, while more stringent regulations are in line to be forced by the coming year (April 2012). Adoption of such stringent measures is an initiative to address the prolonged concerns of Britishers regarding the increase in immigrants each year and the competition locals face from these immigrants in getting jobs. However, with such rigid policies British economy is expected to suffer huge losses. An estimated £1.3 billion to £3.6 billion, is about to be lost in the next four years. This would largely be because of the omitted contribution of these foreign students in the output. The revenue to be lost by Universities in the form of fees would be £170 million, along with the UK Border Agency losing a hefty £160 million as visa process charges. From every year post the changes, allotment of student visas will go down by 67,000. [post_title] => Strict immigration policies pose difficulty for UK colleges to sustain [comment_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => [post_modified] => 0000-00-00 00:00:00 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_image] => [comment_count] => 0 [category] => 3764 [source] => 91 [meta_title] => [meta_description] => [meta_keyword] => [post_by] => Author [country] => 0 [status] => 1 [pretty_url] => strict-immigration-policies-pose-difficulty-for-uk-colleges-to-sustain [editeddate] => 0000-00-00 [editedby] => [reviewstatus] => [rejectiontype] => [rejectreason] => [post_category] => 3764,3765,3834,3870,3871,3872,3918,3939 [post_tags] => 31180,31911,32558,32843,33101 [plagiarisem_count] => 0 [cnt_image] => [post_dateadded] => 2011-08-30 19:55:50 [addedby] => 12 [inactive_reason] => [source_ref_id] => 379 [p_url] => strict-immigration-policies-pose-difficulty-for-uk-colleges-to-sustain [c_url] => immigration-uncategorized )