Two-thirds of child refugees screened by officials found to be adults, Home Office figures show

Nearly two-thirds of “child” refugees who officials questioned about their real age were found to be adults, Home Office documents show.

Figures show that in the year to September 2015, 65 per cent of the child refugees who had their age disputed were found to be over 18.

It comes after Conservative MPs raised questions about the ages of 14 refugees who were brought to the UK this week from the “Jungle” migrant camp in Calais.

  • Alain

    Claiming they just discovered this and had no idea prior is more BS.

    • I agree, they are shameless.

    • Voters blocks.

      White shame.

      Pick one.

    • Kathy Prendergast

      There is always a grey area where it’s very hard to guess a person’s exact age – for example, most 19-year-olds could easily pass for 17 – but in some of these cases these men (they always seem to be men) are well into their 20s and claiming to be only 14 or 15. They do this because they know they will get special benefits for longer. They must think Westerners are a bunch of complete idiots.

      • Maurice Miner

        Not only that, but a huge number of these “children” cite their date of birth as 31 December 199X.

        This gives them an easy means of remembering their supposed “age”.

        This is endemic in Australia, and the number of Mohammedan “children” in schools whose date of birth is 31 December is simply astounding.

  • bob e

    they all are illiterate & have no idea how to count.
    they can’t count to 10 because they only have 2 hands ..

  • Kathy Prendergast

    One need only take a look at some of the so-called male “child refugees” in Sweden, where they don’t screen them to determine age (easy enough with a simple X-ray); if they are under 18, I am Lady Gaga.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    I guess the only way to make an accurate determination is to saw them in half and count their tree rings.

    • simus1

      In the third world today and in ages past in the west, when “voluntary labour” in aid of your group, clan, etc was commonplace, if you were a male with body hair anywhere on your person besides your head, the stay at home helping the women party was over.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Obama’s DREAM act can classify people to and including age 30 as ‘children’ for the purposes of family reunification.

  • K1

    You have to laugh at all the DO-GOODERS
    being hood-winked and
    their sincere belief that all under-dogs are good because
    that’s what the little red Marxist booklet says