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Universities stand up for EU migrants as review unfolds

Image: Jeff Djevdet [CC BY 2.0], via Flickr

University groups have welcomed a government review into the migration of European Union nationals to the UK, pledging to make the case for the importance of EU staff and students to the research and higher-education system.

Amber Rudd, the home secretary, yesterday commissioned the independent Migration Advisory Committee to undertake a review examining the role of EU nationals in the UK economy and society.

In a press release, the Home Office said that a major aspect of the study would be to look at how the UK migration system could be “aligned with a modern industrial strategy”, a leading initiative of this government.

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