We've known for a long time that many (probably most) of those claiming refugee status at our borders, and those of European nations, aren't really refugees at all. They're economic migrants, desperate to reach a country that can offer them a better life than the hellholes they've left behind. To get in, they'll lie, cheat, and do whatever they have to do to outwit those who are trying to make sure that only genuine refugees get through.
Belgian authorities carried out 2,515 age tests on self-professed underage migrants last year and of the 2,435 results, 69 per cent were found to be adults and just 31 per cent were declared to be minors.
The fact underage migrants tend to receive preferential treatment in European countries if they are unaccompanied minors has created the phenomenon of arrivals lying about their age, and Belgium is not the only country to have instituted tests.
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The figures follow others discussed in December last year, when Sammy Mahdi — Belgium’s Secretary of State for Asylum and Migration — stated at of the 1,991 migrants who had been tested at the time, 70 per cent turned out to be adults, largely in line with the new numbers.
There's more at the link.
My question is: what's going to happen to those who lied about their age? One would hope they were summarily expelled from the country, preferably by way of a one-way trip, in handcuffs, back to their home countries; but I daresay that's unlikely. The bleeding-heart loony left will make a fuss about them, demanding that since they've made it so far, they should be accommodated somehow despite their lies. That's what you get when honesty and integrity are no longer primary requirements . . .
I'd love to know whether US authorities are conducting similar tests, and if so, what the results look like. I'm willing to bet the same problem exists here; and I'm willing to bet that they aren't looking for those responsible, to expel them from the country for lying on their applications for refugee status.