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Why Pakistani students prefer U.K. to U.S. (Good news, they think we don't like them)
NBS News ^ | June 1, 2010 | Sohel Uddin, NBC News producer

Posted on 06/01/2010 11:43:16 PM PDT by Ready4Freddy

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – A recent Washington Post article asserted that there has been a decline in Pakistan applications for student visas in the U.S. as a result of a series of terrorism incidents linked to Pakistanis, including the recent Times Square terrorist attempt.

According to the article, accounts of mistreatment and humiliation as a result of rigorous checks have created a sense of dread for many Pakistanis considering travel to the States, so they are choosing other destinations.

But students from Pakistan have long had a preference for pursuing higher education in the U.K. over the U.S. In part this is because colonial ties have made the Pakistani and British education systems much more in aligned with one another, meaning that entry requirements are easier to attain and the resulting degrees fit in better with Pakistani standards and laws.

Easier to go elsewhere

On a recent day in Islamabad, long lines of people waited to have their applications seen by immigration consultants.

“I am going to the U.K. so I can complete my masters in law. With a British qualification there are better prospects of a job when I come back here,” said Ansar Mehmood, who had just been admitted to University of Central Lancashire, in the north of England.

Standing in line outside the U.K. visa application center, Mehmood said students find it easier to apply for higher education degrees in Britain because the application process is more streamlined and the rules are more in tune with Pakistani standards.

Khalil ur Rehman, who has run a visa consultancy business in Lahore for over 15 years, said he’s seen a similar trend. “Pakistanis apply for mainly U.K. and also Australia [another former British colony], as the education systems are similar,” said Rehman.

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"And Mehmood’s said that his lack of interest in applying to schools in America was deeper than simply which programs have easier admissions policies. “They treat Pakistani people [and] Pakistani students like animals in America,” he asserted. “That is why people don’t like to go over there.”
1 posted on 06/01/2010 11:43:16 PM PDT by Ready4Freddy
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To: Ready4Freddy

Good!


2 posted on 06/01/2010 11:50:04 PM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: Ready4Freddy

“That is why people don’t like to go over there.”

Mehmood must have missed that illegal alien memo.

Great news! Thanks!, Pakistani students. You can keep your false assumptions and suicide bombers.


3 posted on 06/01/2010 11:54:51 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: Ready4Freddy

TIME-OUT ON ALL LEGAL IMMIGRATION VISAS EXCEPT FOR EXTRAORDINARY CIRCUMSTANCES!


4 posted on 06/02/2010 12:00:54 AM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Ready4Freddy

I don’t see anybody being treated as animals. However I hope they don’t come here. I find them to be more like animals then Americans are. The UK can have them & all the other muslims that come here.


5 posted on 06/02/2010 12:05:08 AM PDT by pandoraou812 (Obama as President is a DISASTER FOR AMERICA)
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To: Steelfish

I totally agree!


6 posted on 06/02/2010 12:06:13 AM PDT by pandoraou812 (Obama as President is a DISASTER FOR AMERICA)
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To: Ready4Freddy

We don’t. And if that isn’t enough to keep them away, then let’s just say, “and don’t let the door hit in your the butt as you leave.”


7 posted on 06/02/2010 12:07:27 AM PDT by Samizdat
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To: Ready4Freddy

Great news!

The Pakis should know, too, that we have little bits of bacon in everything...pass it on.


8 posted on 06/02/2010 12:28:48 AM PDT by neutrino (Globalization is the economic treason that dare not speak its name.(173))
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To: Ready4Freddy

Check this amazing stuff out:

http://www.eutimes.net/2010/02/single-muslim-mother-of-six-finds-2m-mansion-on-the-net-and-then-gets-you-to-pay-7000-a-month-rent/

Muslim woman with 8 kids living in Government supplied $4.2 million London Council House

near Paul McCartney,

costing $11,000 a month paid for by the Socialist Welfare State.....................

says “Life in Britain is great” !!!

Ya think???

And then she gets an additional $16,000 in cash each year more, in “benefits”!!!

Wow.

and again, “Why work when I can get $64,000 in benefits a year AND drive a Mercedes, a van, and have a 42 inch TV?”

The Davey family’s $1,250 -a-week state handouts pay for a four-bedroom home, top-of-the-range mod cons and two vehicles including a Mercedes people carrier.!!!
Father-of-seven Peter gave up work because he could make more living on benefits.!
Yet he and his wife Claire are still not happy with their lot.
With an eighth child on the way, they are demanding a bigger house, courtesy of the taxpayer.

Yes, demanding! Isn’t life great in Great Britain???

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1265508/Peter-Davey-gets-42-000-benefits-year-drives-Mercedes.html#ixzz0kycmrrrx

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1265508/Peter-Davey-gets-42-000-benefits-year-drives-Mercedes.html#ixzz0kyc8g4vp:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1265508/Peter-Davey-gets-42-000-benefits-year-drives-Mercedes.html


Also:

http://74.125.95.132/search?q=cache:A0N2vsOLZ-sJ:www.judicialwatch.org/comment/reply/5650+Ventanillas+de+Salud,+Health+Windows&cd=3&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

Struggling County Spends Millions On Illegal Aliens’ Dialysis

http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2009/aug/struggling-county-spends-millions-illegal-aliens-dialysis


9 posted on 06/02/2010 12:39:53 AM PDT by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: Ready4Freddy

If Pakistanis didn’t commit terrorists acts against the US, or harbor terrorists, or privately sympathize with them, US attitudes toward them might change. As it is now, “treating Pakistanis like animals” [which is hyperbolic at best] is necessary to our survival.


10 posted on 06/02/2010 12:41:18 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop Barry now. He can't help himself.)
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To: Ready4Freddy

Who knew they went to college?


11 posted on 06/02/2010 12:45:30 AM PDT by HospiceNurse
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To: DontTreadOnMe2009

The United Kingdom’s days are numbered very, very small.


12 posted on 06/02/2010 12:49:49 AM PDT by SatinDoll (NO Foreign Nationals as our President!!)
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To: Carley

Our engineering universites are choked with foreigners, especially in graduate schools. I see resumes probably 3 to 1 foreigner to US Citizen.


13 posted on 06/02/2010 1:17:26 AM PDT by Gaffer ("Profiling: The only profile I need is a chalk outline around their dead ass!")
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To: Ready4Freddy
From the UK.

This thread muddles several issues. If people from anywhere want to get educated here and go back to their home countries to use their degree I have no probs. They bring money into our economy.

Islam and terror are other issues that have to be dealt with robustly in other ways. Heck, arguably the UK is already a world leader in supporting Islamic Jihad.

14 posted on 06/02/2010 1:25:42 AM PDT by vimto (To do the right thing you don't have to be intelligent - you have to be brave (Sasz))
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To: Gaffer
Our engineering universites are choked with foreigners, especially in graduate schools. I see resumes probably 3 to 1 foreigner to US Citizen.

My nephew is a grad student in ME. He said universities overwhelmingly prefer foreign students because they pay full freight, and can be easily bullied by their department heads for all sorts of unpaid extra coolie labor. America is still the top destination for science and engineering students.

15 posted on 06/02/2010 1:37:25 AM PDT by 300winmag (Overkill never fails)
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To: 300winmag

You are correct. One thing I didn’t mention that many of the professors are naturalized citizens too. And, they prefer to have non-US grad students who will do the schlep work for their grants and contracts while they enjoy the professorial lifestyle (travel, papers, etc.).


16 posted on 06/02/2010 1:45:11 AM PDT by Gaffer ("Profiling: The only profile I need is a chalk outline around their dead ass!")
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To: HospiceNurse
Who knew they went to college?

Who knew that secondary education was required to manufacture IED's???

17 posted on 06/02/2010 2:55:17 AM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet ((One of ONLY 37 Conservatives in the People's Republic of Vermont. Socialists and Progressives All))
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To: Ready4Freddy

Thanks to the Internet, they don’t need to come to America anymore to get the education they need to design nukes and IEDs. The Arabs have duped you Pakis to do their dirty work by coercing you into their gutter “religion”, stay the hell out!


18 posted on 06/02/2010 4:10:04 AM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
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To: Ready4Freddy
A recent Washington Post article asserted that there has been a decline in Pakistan applications for student visas in the U.S. as a result of a series of terrorism incidents linked to Pakistanis, including the recent Times Square terrorist attempt.

Excellent!
Let's go one better and send ALL these Pakistanis elsewhere. That way, we get fewer suicide bombers.

19 posted on 06/02/2010 4:18:44 AM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: Ready4Freddy

The theory that having middle eastern students attend our universities will influence them to become friends of America is false.

It neglects to realize that our universities are not friends of America.


20 posted on 06/02/2010 4:19:42 AM PDT by ryan71 (Let's Roll!)
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To: Gaffer

Same at Carnegie Mellon

You would be surprised to learn how many foreigners (not American citizens) are being trained as officers on our military bases.


21 posted on 06/02/2010 4:47:14 AM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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