Home Office told thousands of foreign students to leave UK in error

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Mrs May responded by asking Educational Testing Services, the US-based company that ran the system, to analyse voice files to work out if students were using proxies to sit the tests for them. Conversations with those affected have convinced me that many were entirely innocent. Their treatment has been shameful Stephen Timms, MP for East Ham After analysing the files, ETS said it was confident 33,725 test takers had used someone else to sit the test for them. It added that it had “limited confidence” that there had been fraud in another 22,694 cases. By the end of 2016, when it stopped reporting the figures, the Home Office said it had revoked the visas of 35,870 people as a result. Most were told they had no right to appeal and should leave the country.



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05/01/2018, 13:01

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05/01/2018, 09:01