Small boat migrants face MRI scans to stop men posing as children sneaking into Britain | The Sun
SMALL boat migrants face MRI scans to stop men posing as children sneaking into Britain.
New measures to tackle illegal migration will permit the use of scientific age assessments to prevent adults making fake claims to be kids.
MRIs of knees and collar bones could be used in the crackdown — and X-rays of teeth, hands and wrists.
The Home Secretary, not courts, will have the power to decide how long to detain people before deportation.
Failing to produce ID or hand over phones could count against arrivals in their claims.
It came as the public ratings for the handling of the immigration crisis fell to their lowest since Brexit.
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Just one in ten are happy with the UK’s immigration policy, said a Ipsos and British Future poll.
British Future director Sunder Katwala said: “The Government’s approach to immigration is disappointing everyone.
“Liberals think it is inhumane, while hardliners think it isn’t achieving what has been promised.”
Another 2,000 small boat migrants arrived last week, with 45 being brought ashore at Dover yesterday.
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