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VISA AGENCIES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1267: tabled on 16 March 2016

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 19 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House notes with concern that unscrupulous agencies have been coaxing international students to apply for employment, and providing the promise of visas in exchange for large lump sums of cash; further notes that visas are consequently refused by the Home Office on grounds of deception; notes that some students face lengthy bans from the UK and receive no retribution for the sums paid by them to these agencies; notes that this is a growing problem which is significantly impacting the lives of international students and their families; and calls on the Home Secretary to review this situation, and implement stricter measures to stop such agencies from engaging in similar acts of deception which at the same time protecting innocent victims from such calculated organised criminals.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.