Fourteen migrant children are due to arrive in the UK from Calais to be reunited with their relatives.

They are the first group of minors to be brought over by the Home Office under a fast-track registration scheme – among about 100 expected this week.

They include Afghans, Syrians and stateless Bidun children who originated from Kuwait.

An EU regulation allows them to seek UK asylum because they have close relatives living here.

Under the rules, asylum claims must be made in the first safe country a person reaches, but children can have their claim transferred to another country if they have family members living there.

UK law also requires the government to arrange for the transfer to the UK and support of unaccompanied refugee children from Europe.

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