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Sajid Javid must act now to right the wrongs of the latest immigration scandal

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24.04.2019

It’s only been a year since the Windrush scandal broke, but a very similar tale is issuing from the very same place – the Home Office, during Theresa May’s time there. A hostile environment towards illegal immigrants that leaked into the rights of those who are entitled to stay here. Thousands unfairly deported or blocked from getting visas. Many then left in limbo for far too long, their appeals for justice ignored.

This time, the scandal involves students and an English language test. The test of English for international communication (Toeic) was introduced as a compulsory part of a visa application programme. In 2014, Panorama found clear evidence candidates were cheating at at least two test centres. In one, an invigilator was filmed reading out the answers to candidates. In another, paid proxies turned up to take the test for them.

The Home Office took it seriously. They not only punished those actually caught cheating on the test –........

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