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Monday December 17 2007

Observer education correspondent Anushka Asthana writes:

Universities will lose tens of millions of pounds in funding when tough new immigration laws are introduced next year, according to the man who represents the UK’s vice-chancellors.

Professor Rick Trainor, president of Universities UK, said the new immigration system, which will make the process of gaining visas more cumbersome, will deter foreign students and seriously damage Britain’s standing in the world of higher education.

He says it will mean heavy losses for universities: international students bring £5bn into the UK each year. ...

Immigration law seems to consist of (a) observing that lots of bad people are flooding in, and reacting by (b) making it even harder than it is already for good people to trickle in, even as the bad people continue to flood in.  Not that I’m against bad people flooding in, a lot of whom are only bad because that’s the way to get in.