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Destitute children unlawfully denied support by local councils

Campaigners say policy affecting hundreds of families stems from excessive focus on parents’ immigration status

Local councils are unlawfully denying destitute children support because their parents’ immigration status is under suspicion, the Guardian can reveal.

  • Aamna Mohdin
  • The Guardian

Families whose immigration status becomes insecure can quickly become destitute because they lose their right to work and access benefits.

Such families who have dependent children can seek support under section 17 of the…

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