Chris Tomlinson, Breitbart, September 8, 2019
Around 41,000 migrants under the age of 18 currently reside in France, 95 per cent of them being male, and cost the French state around 50,000 euros a year each, a report from Agence France-Presse states.
Most of the underage migrants are from Sub-Saharan Africa according to the ADF which says they represent around 15 to 20 per cent of all minors who receive social assistance in France.
When a migrant claiming to be a minor arrives in a French department, the government has five days to speak with the migrant and find out details of their background.
According to the ADF, around half of the migrants tested on their age turn out to be adults.
Last year, France saw a record number of new asylum claims with 123,625 migrants attempting to claim asylum, up 22.7 per cent from 2017 which had also been a record-breaking year.