UK: Nearly 60 Percent of 'Child' Migrants Actually Adults

Authorities in the United Kingdom determined more than half of migrants claiming to be children under the age of 18 were actually adults, according to reports.

After investigations into 3,755 migrants who have arrived in the U.K. since 2015, it was discovered that at least 2,203 had lied about their ages.

"Asylum seekers who are genuine child victims of war, terror and humanitarian disasters, will have the right to financial help with accommodation up until they are 25," the Daily Mail reports.

Adult migrants whose asylum applications are approved also receive state aid, but it is less generous.

Migrants who cannot produce a birth certificate or official documentation are screened by government officers who must use their own judgment about whether or not the asylum seeker appears to be underage.

Asylum rules reportedly call for individuals who do not appear to be "significantly" over the age of 18 to be "afforded the benefit of the doubt and treated as children" until a more in-depth review can be conducted by social workers.

The Daily Mail cites a recent example of a West African man with a receding hairline who appeared around 40-years-old being placed in a high school in Coventry, to the dismay of students and parents.

Afghanistan, Eritrea, and Sudan produce the most adult migrants claiming to be children, according to U.K. government statistics.

These findings from the U.K. align with those from other European countries in recent years.

In 2017, the Swedish government tested nearly 8,000 migrants claiming to be underage and found roughly 6,600 were adults.

Tests conducted in Belgium and Germany have yielded similar results.

Infowars Europe bureau chief Dan Lyman traveled from the heart of Europe to Washington D.C. to join Alex Jones, Owen Shroyer, and the rest of the Infowars crew at the massive Stop the Steal / Million MAGA March in support of President Donald J. Trump and freedom worldwide.

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