“It”s a shambles” Now aid workers say Calais migrants LYING about their age to get into UK


Another volunteer, Neha, stated: “I know there are vulnerable kids, kids with epilepsy, who are still here that have family in the UK they could be with right now.

“It”s a shambles. Children are not being told what they are queuing up for, they are not being given information, there is complete confusion.”

Critics of the scheme have already suggested that those being brought to the UK are between the ages of 14 and 17, as the government has said.

Conservative MP David Davis took to Twitter to express his concerns, writing: “These don’t look like ‘children’ to me. I hope British hospitality is not being abused.”

He also questioned why no girls or women had been brought to the UK. 

He said: “These young men don’t look like minors to me. They are hulking teenagers who look older than 18. I’m all for helping the genuine children but the well of goodwill is rapidly being exhausted here.

“I”m also curious that there are no young women – I would have thought they would be much more vulnerable. I worry that once again British hospitality is being abused.

“There is no way of knowing if someone is a child. We could end up causing even more misery if we are not careful. We should invite anyone who wants to come to the UK to take dental tests.”

The Home Office has also come under fire for not carrying out rigorous checks, such as dental ones, in an attempt to determine the child’s age as they are deemed to be “too intrusive”.

However Home Office officials have said that they have undertaken extensive interviews as well as document checks to verify they are under the age of 18.

A Home Office spokesman 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 transfer process is not straightforward. We need to make sure the essential checks have been made for their safety and the safety of others.”

The first wave of migrants from the camp arrived in the UK yesterday with the second wave arriving at the UK Visas and Immigration office in Croydon this afternoon.

Those that are being brought here already have links to the UK, such as family members established in the UK.

They are being transferred to the UK ahead of the camp in the French port being demolished later this month.

It is believed that around half of the 1,200 children in the camp say they have family in the UK, which would give them the right to move.