More than two thousand students could face deportation from the UK.
Earlier, dozens of them protested outside Downing Street, the British prime minister’s London residence.
It follows the UK border agency’s move to ban London Metropolitan University from admitting and teaching non-EU students.
“I really feel that they are treating international students really bad because we have come here, some people sold their land, property, to come here to study and we get treated like this. This is not fair,” said one international student.
The government argues the university is not doing enough to monitor attendance or the students’ level of English and that many have no right to be in the country.
Damian Green, the British immigration minister, insisted that London Metropolitan did not comply with the standards required.
“You simply can’t allow in a properly run immigration system an institution, whether it is an academic institution or an employer, to simply carry on not being able to reinforce those rules properly,” he said.
Immigration authorities will assess how many students can continue their studies elsewhere.
Those who are unable to do so will then be given 60 days to return home or be deported.
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