‘We belong’ – campaign about UK children who have no formal immigration status

 ---  immigration policy must integrate these children   ---

A new study by the University of Wolverhampton (UK) has estimated that over 215,000 children are growing up in the UK without any formal immigration status. Some arrived in the UK as children and over half were born in the UK.

Without their papers, children can access basic healthcare and go to school, but once they become adults they won’t be able to work, study or open a bank account, limiting their opportunities to thrive and fully contribute to the UK, their

Commentators and child law experts including Coram, We Belong and Citizens UK say citizenship and immigration policy must integrate these children – as right now, the system to protect these children who are British to all intents and purposes is broken....

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