210,000 "Child Migrants" Have Entered Europe Since 2015
Since 2015, at least 210,000 supposedly underage migrants have applied for asylum in the European Union, according to NGO Save the Children.
According to a Save the Children report, many of the supposedly underage migrants end up on the streets of various cities in Europe, at risk of violence and abuse.
In Berlin, supposedly underage migrants have been recruited by local gangs to deal drugs or have had to resort to prostitution.
In Paris, meanwhile, gangs of supposedly underage Moroccan migrants living on the streets terrorise residents, committing petty robberies and engaging in violence.
Another issue for several countries since 2015 has been the large number of migrants claiming to be underage but were actually adults.
Earlier this year, the French department of Côte-d’Or found that only 20 per cent of the migrants they tested who claimed to be underage actually were. In Sweden, in 2017, a study showed that 84 per cent of underage migrants tested were adults.