Arresting Children for Coming to the UK

There are times when legal hurdles can get the better of us. This does not mean that any region has resorted to tyranny, it simply means that policies need to be reinforced properly if there is to be any standardised rule of law in any given country.

In the case of the UK, there have been recorded arrests of children coming to the country.

Let’s take a closer look at these disturbing trends.
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Over the past 3 years, the number of children detained has generally risen from early 2011 and the last quarter of 2012. In the 2nd quarter of 2013, there were 38 children who entered the country, this is a significant decline from the 66 heads who entered on late 2012. During the 2nd quarter of 2013, there were 11 younglings who entered detention at Cedars. 23 heads were accosted at the Tinsley House and 4 kids, one at Campsfield and one at Yarl’s, respectively.

In 2013, as 38 heads who entered the country were accosted, 7 children were taken out of the UK. One child was given a leave – that is the permission to enter or remain but the 30 heads were given a temporary retrieve. The 30 children were detained for 3 days or less and in the area of Harmondsworth, detention has lasted from a period of 15 – 28 days. Now, these figures are fluctuating but it does not detract from the danger of your younglings being accosted if they enter the country without the proper legal proceedings.

These figures are disturbing but are very true. It is a known medical fact that even relatively short durations of being detained can cause harm and psychological trauma to younglings.  In 2011, a renowned charity supports the detention of foreign kids at the Pease Pottage area. And, in spite of the fact that people have been campaigning to end this, the organisations who accost younglings have their own justifications for their actions.

The UK immigration detention institution is a very, very large facility, one of the largest in fact in the Euroeapn continent. From 2009 through 2012, about 3000 migrants have been accosted at random times. Some 29,000 people have entered detention in 2012 compared to the lesser 2000 heads in 2010. Sometimes, the detention period can last up to 2 months.

While adults may be able to take this kind of harsh treatment, children will inevitably subjected to it and they must never undergo such a traumatic event. Letting a minor come to the UK unprepared is one of the worse things you can allow for your children. Hence, in every endeavor you undertake, it is important to have the right amount of apprehension and prudence.
You should not take the leap right away if you have not made the adequate preparations in your plans for immigration. Who knows? In 2014, the statistic of children being accosted may increase and your kids may be one of those subjected to such inhumane treatment. True, the British government has their reasons and this should remind you to never attempt to migrate to the UK unless all your preparations have been made.