MP calls for scrapping of controversial immigration fees

Susan Elan Jones MP has called on the UK Government to scrap controversial immigration fees charged to children and to refund profits made from failed citizenship applications.

 According to a report by the independent chief inspector of borders and immigration, the fees are forcing thousands of parents into overwork, debt and even skipping meals to save the £1,012 cost of a citizenship application for a child.

 The Clwyd South MP said: “It is high time that this Government takes action on this inhumane way of treating children. I have been contacted by constituents who are really concerned about the approach of the UK Government, consequently I have written to the Minister of State for Immigration to express our shared concerns and to urge her to take urgent action”.