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Bristol SU condemns Home Office's five-point immigration plan

International Students Officer Bakhtawar Javed has offered a statement on behalf of the SU in 'solidarity with international students.'

By Seb Davies, Third year, Philosophy

Bristol SU has condemned the proposed five-point immigration plan announced last week which seeks to cut the net migration rate in the UK from spring 2024. 

Bakhtawar Javed, the International Students Officer, has offered a statement on behalf of Bristol SU.

It details the plan's impact on international students studying at the University.

Bakhtawar Javed / Bristol SU

Bakhtawar states: ‘Unsurprisingly, the announcement of this plan has made international students extremely anxious as it has led to a great deal of uncertainty for their future.’

Bahktawar described the proposed plan as ‘unfair and hostile to international students’ and reassured international students at the University that ‘I and Bristol SU will continue to show solidarity with international students.’ 

Bahktawar has written to the Bristol West MP, Thangam Debbonaire, in response to the proposed five-point plan and has urged other students to do the same thing in writing to their MP and challenging the proposed plan. 

She added: ‘To take action against this decision, which has reinforced the feeling that international students are just collateral damage whose fears and anxieties are not fully comprehended, I urge all students to write to their MP.’

Alongside her statement, Bakhtawar has attached the letter she wrote to her MP for students to use as a template. 

Featured image: Patrick Sullivan

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