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…