Labour has warned of child refugees “being left in limbo” as dozens of youngsters launched a legal fight against the Government.
The child asylum seekers were denied entry to the UK and want written reasons for the claim it was not in their “best interests” to be moved to Britain.
They are are seeking a judicial review in the High Court early in the new year.
Eleven of those refused admission are aged 14, seven are 15, nine are 16 and one is 17. Sixteen are from Eritrea, 11 from Afghanistan and one is from Sudan.
Eight more waiting to have their cases determined are also involved in the legal bid.
Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott said: “Our priority must be to protect these children, many of whom have had to live through the very worst conditions and have lost all hope.
“It is morally unacceptable that children are being left in a miserable limbo.”
A Home Office spokeswoman said: “It would be inappropriate to comment on ongoing legal proceedings.”