Nigerians and other immigrant students in the United Kingdom may be facing a high-risk of deportation after completion of their studies following a new plan by the country’s Home Secretary Suella Braverman.

DailyMail reports that the Department for Education is said to be resisting Braverman’s plan and according to reports, this development is the latest twist in a long-running row over foreign student numbers.

The country’s Home Secretary has committed to cut immigration and ‘substantially reduce’ the number of unskilled foreign workers coming to Britain, from 239,000 to the ‘tens of thousands’. She also wants to reduce the number of international students who can apply for a graduate post-study work visa, which allows any student who has passed their degree to remain and work in the UK for at least two years.

Regarding this, education officials fear is that this policy will make the UK less attractive to foreign students, who pay more than UK students for their courses and are a major source of income for their universities and will also lead to less income for them.