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UK denies ‘outstanding’ Cambridge sociologist permanent residency

London, United Kingdom – A Cambridge University research fellow, who has lived in the United Kingdom for 10 years and is widely celebrated by the academic community as an exceptional sociologist, has been denied permanent residency. Academics have rallied behind 31-year-old Asiya Islam, who is originally from India, saying her case sets a worrying precedent…

UK denies ‘outstanding’ Cambridge sociologist permanent residency

London, United Kingdom – A Cambridge University research fellow, who has lived in the United Kingdom for 10 years and is widely celebrated by the academic community as an exceptional sociologist, has been denied permanent residency.
Academics have rallied behind 31-year-old Asiya Islam, who is originally from India, saying her case sets a worrying precedent and does not appear to match up with Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s promise to attract “global talent” in the wake of Brexit.
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