Saturday, 4 July 2015

What Are They Supposed To Do, Cut Them In Half And Count The Rings?

Oh, no. Wait. That’s trees
Children fleeing the horrors of warzones such as Syria and Afghanistan are being routinely misclassified as over-18 and locked up in adult detention centres in breach of Government policies and legal guidelines, an investigation has discovered.
Mistakes are happening because officers make decisions on age based on teenagers’ appearances.
But this method is particularly unreliable because the early onset of facial hair among many boys from the Middle East can make some look older than their European or east Asian counterparts.
Yes, it’s yet another attempt to bang the drum for Open Borders and shame the UK into taking more Third World refugees.

Well, I’m not buying it. Not when they seem to have as many complaints about their treatment here as they do about the countries they’ve fled from:
Fawad arrived in the UK alone last year after all of his family were killed during the fighting in Iraq. Immigration officials found him in Dover and immediately decided he was over 18. In fact he was just 15.
“The detention centre was a scary place. There were huge grey buildings inside tall metal fences. It was cold. I barely slept. There were so many adults of all ages, speaking so many languages and I felt so alone.”
After three days in the centre he was released and moved to shared accommodation, but once again he was held with adults.
“I did not feel safe,” Fawad recalled. “The place was dirty and dark. I often felt anxious and jumpy. I just wanted to be around people my own age.”
Rauf, 15, fled Syria and was smuggled to the UK after his father was taken by an extremist group. Rauf (not his real name) was found by police and taken to Harmondsworth detention centre, near Heathrow. He told immigration officials he was 15 but they did not believe him.
“I was held in a room with several adults and I was scared to go to sleep,” he said. After two weeks in detention, the Refugee Council’s Children Section managed to get Rauf out while he was being assessed by social services. Finally, his given age was accepted.
“There are no words to describe the horror of detention: it was a prison...” he said.
Yeah, yeah, but no-one was shelling you, or murdering your relatives, or preventing you from getting fed and clothed and educated at someone else’s expense, were they?

So a bit of gratitude wouldn’t come amiss.

9 comments:

Flaxen Saxon said...

Should send them back, so we don't have to listen to their whining. Of we could just nurture another viper in our midst.

ivan said...

And exactly how many of these 'supposed young' teen aged boys are later found to be well over 18 but were playing the youth card to fool the left leaning do-gooders to be allowed to stay.

After all, this 'youngster' managed to get himself across Europe to the UK without any problems.

Anonymous said...

I know someone from a rural area in the ME whose father registered him and his two brothers' births at the same time: they weren't triplets and there were some sisters in between that never got an official existence.

Anonymous said...

A doctor told me once that examining a persons teeth is the most accurate way of determining their age. Unfortunately looking in someone's mouth is classed as an intimate search and so can be refused by a "12 year old" with a beard down to his knees.
Jaded

Ted Treen said...

"...“I did not feel safe,” Fawad recalled..."

A bloody sight safer than having other bearded savages putting him in orange prior to alfresco decapitation.

If they don't like it, they can go back home.

Bucko The Moose said...

A lot of them probably are grateful immediately on arrival. I bet it's the British do-gooders and social workers putting these words in their mouths.

Anonymous said...

DIdn't we go through all this with so called Somali refugee kids? Whilst the Uk refused to send them back to Somalia (war torn, civil war, death or wrose bla h blah blah) they became the vermin robbing scum plaguing inner cities everywhere and their families regularly going back for holidays and sometimes ending the little shits back to school there because the discipline was better than UK??????

Anonymous said...

I read an article the other day where it said that a study in California had found that 30% of the asylum seekers claiming to be children were actually adult.

JuliaM said...

"And exactly how many of these 'supposed young' teen aged boys are later found to be well over 18 but were playing the youth card to fool the left leaning do-gooders to be allowed to stay."

Too many! But the Open Borders crowd dob't care.

"Unfortunately looking in someone's mouth is classed as an intimate search and so can be refused by a "12 year old" with a beard down to his knees."

Christ! We are idiots in this country.

"I bet it's the British do-gooders and social workers putting these words in their mouths."

I wouldn't be so sure. The fact they have the resources to get this far proves they aren't the chap on the Clapham omnibus (or whatever the equivalent is - camel?)

"DIdn't we go through all this with so called Somali refugee kids? "

The ones now running most of the drug trade?