The government is being investigated over its decision to cancel 36,000 student visas due to accusations of cheating on English language tests.
The Home Office has also deported more than 1,000 people after its own probe into exam fraud began in 2014.
Spending watchdog the National Audit Office (NAO) said the Home Office’s response would be reviewed after its decisions came under “public scrutiny”.
The Home Office says it is “supporting” the investigation.
In a statement the NAO said: “The Home Office revoked student visas where there was evidence of cheating, but its decisions have come under renewed public and parliamentary scrutiny in the wake of the Windrush scandal.
“The NAO is looking at the information held by the Home Office on the number of people alleged to have cheated and the action the Home Office has taken to date.”
The cheating scandal came to light in an undercover BBC Panorama investigation into fraud at two centres administering the mandatory Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC).
Following the report, Theresa May, then Home Secretary, said the evidence was “very shocking”.
As a result, the Home Office ordered the US firm providing the exams, Educational Testing Service (ETS), to check more than 58,000 tests taken between 2011 and 2014.
It said voice-recognition software suggested that proxy test-takers were used in more than 30,000 cases.
However one MP – Mike Gapes – said the livelihoods of some of his Ilford South constituents were being destroyed by “anguish and despair” and described the Home Office’s actions as “a bigger scandal than Windrush”.
Foreign students accused of cheating by officials have told the BBC they have been left in limbo for years.
Fatema Chowdhury came to the UK from Bangladesh in 2010 and finished her law degree in 2014 at the University of London.
She told the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme she was at one stage detained for a week after being accused of cheating. She denies the accusation.
Ms Chowdury has not been told to leave the UK, but while she remains in the country she is prevented from working and cannot use the NHS for free.
“During my delivery last year they charged me £14,000 just to have a baby,” she said.
She said her “dreams and hopes” were now gone, and she was “desperate” to speak to someone at the Home Office to prove her innocence. But after four years of trying she said “there is no hope”
Nidhin Chand, an Indian woman living in Scotland, has spoken of her fight to clear her name over fraud allegations.
‘Crying every day’
She has been accused of using a stand-in to sit an English language test for her visa application.
She said: “I have been crying every day… It is painful when someone calls you a fraud and arrests you in front of the public and humiliates you.”
The Home Office has said it welcomes “genuine international students” and that there is no limit on the number who study in the UK.
In response to the new watchdog investigation, a spokesman said: “We have been supporting the National Audit Office in its work on this investigation since the start of the year. We will consider the findings of the report once it is published.”