First migrant children have arrived in the UK from the Calais Jungle camp

First migrant children have arrived in the UK from the Calais Jungle camp

FAST TRACK OUT OF JUNGLE First ‘child’ migrants who claim to be aged between 14 and 17 arrive in UK from the Calais Jungle before it’s demolished - Th

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FAST TRACK OUT OF JUNGLE First ‘child’ migrants who claim to be aged between 14 and 17 arrive in UK from the Calais Jungle before it’s demolished – The Sun

THE first ‘child’ migrants who claim to be aged between 14 and 17 have arrived in the UK from the Calais Jungle today. Officials from the Home Office are spending the week in France trying to identify around 100 unaccompanied minors who can be reunited with relatives already living in Britain before the controversial site is demolished. The first 14 stepped off a coach in Croydon this morning under the fast-track registration scheme, as an EU regulation allows them to seek asylum because they have close family living here. [View Article]

The first Calais ‘children’ arrive in Britain: Migrants who claim to be aged 14 to 17 are reunited with their families in the UK as French prepare to demolish Jungle camp – The Daily Mail

The first migrant children have arrived in Britain from Calais as a fast-track system is launched to move youngsters from the Jungle camp before it is demolished. Fourteen children aged 14 to 17 arrived by coach at the head office of UK Visas and Immigration in Croydon, south London, to register with the Home Office. The youngsters, who are understood to come from war-torn countries including Syria and Sudan, will be processed at the centre before they are reunited with relatives already living in Britain. They are the first of some 100 children who are expected to make the same journey this week as French authorities prepare to raze the Jungle camp to the ground. [View Article]

Calais Jungle: 14 unaccompanied teenagers arrive in Croydon before demolition of refugee camp – The Independent

Fourteen teenagers have arrived in the UK from Calais as a fast-track system was launched to transfer youngsters from the “Jungle” camp before it is demolished. The Home Office confirmed a group of vulnerable children, aged 14 to 17, were transferred to Britain on Monday morning. A spokesman for the department said: “This is the start of the process to transfer as many eligible children as possible before the start of the clearance, as the Home Secretary set out in Parliament.” The young people will be assessed and screened and may be cared for in specialist temporary accommodation for a short period before they are reunited with their loved ones, the Home Office said. [View Article]

 

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