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International students and migration targets.

International students in the UK should not be removed from targets to reduce migration, recommends a report commissioned by the Home Office.

The Migration Advisory Committee, which gives the government independent advice on immigration, says there is no clear case to support such a change.

But the report calls for an easier move into work for overseas students.

Universities UK, which lobbied for students to be treated differently, said it was "disappointed"

The study, commissioned by the Home Office in August 2017, says there should continue to be no cap on international student numbers - and that they brought in extra money, skills and "soft power" to the UK.

    

"International students bring clear benefits to the whole of the UK," says committee chairman Professor Alan Manning.

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