In October 2015 1,200 migrants with beards entered Stockholm, Sweden in a single day claiming to be “refugee children.”
The migrants were carrying signs begging locals for assistance for child refugees. (Exponerat)
In Austria officials in 2016 officials found that HALF of refugees claiming to be children were adults.
In Sweden in 2017 officials found that 83% of refugee “children” were actually adults. The dentist behind this studied was fired after releasing his results.
In 2019 a German study found that at least 40% of migrants claiming to be children were actually adults.
And now French police have found that 78% of unaccompanied “children” are actually adults.
The Paris police prefecture has thus set up an innovative system. The fingerprints of those arrested are sent via the Central Directorate of the Judicial Police (DCPJ) and the Directorate of International Cooperation (DCI) to the Algerian, Moroccan and Tunisian authorities, which check their own files. Paris then receives a response within four to eight weeks.
Fifteen months after the implementation of this procedure, Le Figaro published an interesting result: Out of 1,162 requests, the DSPAP has already received 330 formal identifications, establishing that 263 of these individuals are adults. That means that 78.7 percent of these so-called foreign minors lied about their age.
The migrants have strong incentive to lie as well, including more lenient criminal sentences for minors as well as better benefits from the state. Authorities also have a far harder time deporting a minor than an adult.
Now, having a more detailed understanding of the phenomenon, the Parisian police say they will continue to work on identifications through the new system.