UK Gov't to amend child immigration laws

- Posted in United Kingdom by Visa Bureauon 22 September 2008

After negative reviews of the current legislation that allows the children of illegal immigrants to be detained, the UK Government will be granting child migrants the same rights as children who were born in the UK, even if they do not have a UK visa

Jacqui Smith, UK Home Secretary, said, "We want every child to be as safe and secure as possible. While the lifting of the immigration reservation does not mean that every child who comes to the UK will be entitled to remain, it does signal our commitment to treat children in the UK immigration system with compassion."

The government is also imposing a duty on the UK Border Agency so that children can be kept safe from harm. 


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Article by Jessica Bird, UK Visa Bureau.