Mass immigration means that child marriage is an growing problem in the United Kingdom.
No one ever told the British public that mass immigration would entail dealing with child marriage, sometimes for thirteen-year-old girls, sometimes to strangers including strangers overseas. The point of allowing immigration as a humanitarian gesture was to allow the immigrants to have better lives. But if our better laws aren’t enforced for immigrants, that argument fails. According to the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC), the UK government is failing girls.
Breitbart reports, “Girls Seeking Help for Forced Marriage at Record High, Just One Conviction.”
Some of the victims are as young as 13 and they are frequently threatened with violence and emotional blackmail, pressuring them to marry older men they may have never met.
Childline, the 24-hour counselling hotline for children provided by the NSPCC, has experienced more children than ever are calling with fears over forced marriage. The charity said it delivered 12 per cent more counselling sessions in 2016/17 than in 2015/16.
Forced marriage can carry a prison sentence of up to seven years in the UK, but as of December 31, 2016, figures suggest there has been just one conviction in Britain.
The charity said some families use the long school summer holidays to pull children out of Britain and marry them off abroad to strangers.
The immigrants were supposed to bring cultural enrichment. This doesn’t seem enriching.
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