Restoration of seven year concession demanded
23rd August 2011: The experts have warned that brutal cuts to legal aid for migrants and asylum seekers will mete out great hardship on about 100,000 children.
The research has called for the restoration of the seven-year concession, which was stopped in 2008. This would give people who enter the UK as children, the right to stay after seven years.
Though most were born in the UK to foreign parents, they will be left in dividing line after legal help for them to become British citizens was axed.
A study by Oxford University expected to be published in October says, “The children are termed “undocumented”. This means they have no residency status or passport as per the study.
As per the report published in Daily Mirror, the Author Dr Nando Sigona said that some of these children were completely indistinguishable. They spoke perfect English, attended school and had a GP.
These children only find out their legal status when they reached 18 and tried to enroll at university or travel abroad, and found out it to be impossible.