The government of British Prime Minister Theresa May has been accused of using immigrant children as “cash cows” by charging them large amounts of money for citizenship.
The independent chief inspector of borders and immigration is investigating unusually high sums that youngsters born to immigrant parents in the UK or brought to the country as babies are required to pay in order to attend college or go on school trips, The Independent reported Monday.
Today, the Home Office requires immigrant children to pay £1,102 for citizenship while the administrative cost is just £372.
To obtain a so-called ‘leave to remain’ application, which grants two-and-a-half years of UK status for adults and children alike, the immigrants are required to pay £1,033 per person plus an immigration health surcharge of £500.
According to the report, most immigrant parents are unable to afford to pay fees of more than £1,000.
This trend is driving…