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UK Asylum Seeker Ages

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 11:42
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SWEDEN is set to begin a controversial age testing scheme on more than 18,000 unaccompanied migrant children.

Daily Express Sun, Jun 19, 2016

Child refugees coming alone to Sweden aren’t always children. According to workers at several different refugee housing facilities, many people say that they are younger than they actually are in order to get better treatment and avoid deportation.
Sometimes the difference in real age and given age can be upwards of ten years, leading to problems when it comes to schooling, medical care, and housing.
Radio Sweden 5 march 2010

Sweden has been overwhelmed with ‘unaccompanied minors’ in what critics suspect is a huge fraud

Daily Mail January 2016.
So there is nothing very new in the story that of the first batch of children asylum seekers, some appear to be significantly older than the age they claim. This has been a serious issue in Sweden for quite a while. So serious that the most liberal of liberal governments in the entire world, had to step in and do something about a problem it would much rather have avoided. The Swedes asked the doctors to do a test. But the medics said the test wasn’t accurate enough and could only provide an age range.
And that story continues on in Scandinavia without resolution.

Over here,the latest batch of over age children has caused something of a millennial revival. The Tory MP David Davies, who questioned the age of the refugees has been labeled a racist. That’s a very new labour era method of trying to silence a debate when one side suspects it has no answer to the questions it is being asked and wants to just shut it all down.
Why is it ‘racist’ {Gary Lineker} or ‘Unethical’ {British dental Association}, or a ‘shameful attempt to smear refugees’ {Tim Farron} to assess the age of these asylum seekers?

Because if they are asylum seekers, and have been granted asylum, then their age does not really matter. If the UK has agreed to take ‘x’ number of asylum seekers, then we should take ‘x’ many. if some of these are over the age they say they probably would still have been granted asylum in the following weeks anyway.
However, if the UK public has been told that the UK is only taking children, in an attempt to soften the anti-immigration feeling in the country, then the children should be children. And if some sort of test is necessary, and does actually exist, why can’t that be used to verify an age? 
Remember these people are coming from France, not Syria. they aren’t in any immediate danger except from the willfully inept and deliberately uninterested French social services granting them asylum in France instead of the UK. Why certain sections of UK society are terribly upset over what appears a fairly reasonable request to verify the age of someone claiming to be a child is hard to understand. If these kids are kids, nothing happens. If they are older, they will be treated as adults. That’s all. Better for them not be put into social, schooling, medical or asylum centres with children if they are actually adults.

I would remind the lefties who are having a good old virtue signal about this, and the Home Office, who ruled out ‘inaccurate, inappropriate and unethical dental checks’ that the drowning out and silencing of people’s concerns about immigration for ten years; instead of engagement, explanation and resource allocation, had a very large impact on the decision of people of the United Kingdom voting to leave the EU.
If they want to make the case for allowing in any number of any age asylum seekers, then make the case for that. But don’t suggest to the UK public that it is operating a ‘Kindertransport’ and then yell racist when someone asks for some proof of age. 
That can only end badly.


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