Number of Fake ‘Child’ Migrants in England More Than Triples in a Year
The number of “child” migrants found to be lying about their age in England has more than tripled in just a year, official figures have revealed.
In the year to September 2021, some 1,118 migrants were found to have lied about being children — likely due to the fact that being a child, and especially a so-called unaccompanied minor, speeds up asylum applications and makes removal from the country harder — according to Home Office figures reported by The Telegraph.
The true figure is likely higher, as it has been policy not to even challenge migrants claiming to be children — that is, 17 or younger — unless they appear to be “at least 25 years old”.
Indeed, a previous scheme to import supposed migrant children directly from Calais, France was quietly wrapped up after photographs of what were supposed to be stringently-vetted arrivals showed the great majority had the appearance of being men who in some cases were not even particularly young.
The Home Office, which under current leader Priti Patel MP has made many claims of imminent action to resolve long-running and actually worsening immigration issues, has said it will set up a National Age Assessment Board to try and resolve the issue, which could use DNA analysis and X-rays to verify migrants’ ages.