“‘Child migrants Britain let in were BALDING and BEARDED
DOZENS of adult migrants posed as children to get into Britain, a former Border Force chief admitted last night.
After the Jungle refugee camp in Calais closed last year, 750 “vulnerable minors” were granted sanctuary in the UK as part of a deal struck with France.
Concern was raised at the time that a number of them appeared to be over 18.
Tony Smith, former director-general of the UK Border Force, said: “I am not confident all the vulnerable minors brought over from Calais were children.
In fact, I am confident some of them were not and were actually adult economic migrants posing as children.
“Some would have sworn on their mothers’ lives they were only 16 even though they had a beard and were balding.
“If they can get away with an age they will because minors are treated much more favourably than adults. If they can get away with claiming they are a nationality which is more favourable to getting asylum, like a Somali or Syrian, then why not claim that?
There is a huge amount of deception in immigration.”
His comments heap further embarrassment on the Home Office which was criticised at the time for failing to check that those arriving were who they claimed to be.
Mr Smith said: “I have seen cases where blatantly grown adults have been treated as minors, but that’s not my decision, it’s put in the hands of an independent adjudicator.”…