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Rishi Sunak backtracks plan to restrict graduate visas after cabinet opposition

Ministers argued for radical crackdown on visas would be damaging for universities and UK economyPlans for a radical crackdown on graduate visas that allow overseas students to work in the UK for up to two years after graduation look set to be abandone…

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Sunak considering exemptions to Rwanda bill for some Afghans

Lords also press ministers to allow independent Rwanda monitoring as deportation bill returns to CommonsUK politics – latest updatesRishi Sunak’s government is considering concessions on the Rwanda deportation bill to allow exemptions for Afghans who s…

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Heavily pregnant Afghan women eligible to come to UK stuck in Pakistan

People who worked for or were affiliated with the British Council may lose babies as government delays relocation to UKPregnant Afghan women who are eligible for resettlement in the UK have been told their babies may not survive unless they are urgentl…

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The Observer view on the Greek migrant boat tragedy: the west must admit responsibility | Observer editorial

Horrors at sea will continue until the west faces up to its responsibilities and recognises its part in the plight of refugeesThe nationalities of the several hundred people assumed to have drowned in the latest, terrible migrant boat tragedy in the Me…

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