Help Refugees To Sue Home Office Over Failure To Accept Unaccompanied Child Refugees

The legal action comes a week before the planned demolition of the unofficial refugee camp, which charities fear will leave several hundred unaccompanied refugee children in Calais.

Help Refugees’ legal action could trigger a judicial review.

The charity argues that Rudd has failed in urgent “relocation duties to unaccompanied children in Europe”, particularly under the so-called Dubs amendment to the Immigration Act.

The Immigration Act, which was amended in May, stated that lone child refugees registered in France, Italy or Greece before March 20 could be resettled in the UK.

The amendment was introduced by Alf Dubs, the Labour peer who arrived in the UK as a Kindertransport child refugee.

Following the amendment the government pledged to make arrangements to relocate a number of unaccompanied refugee children to the UK “as soon as possible”.

Yet since the act was passed it does not seem as though any children have arrived in the UK under its provisions.

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