Immigration detention is not the answer, for anyone.
People are detained without a time limit, for months, sometimes even years.
It is harmful and expensive. It robs people of their dignity, spirit and lives.
This can’t go on.
We are working towards an immigration system that is based on humanity, compassion and fairness.
Community-based alternatives to detention that respect rights can minimise the use of detention, reducing costs and helping people to live with dignity in the community while going through the immigration process.
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.@minnierahman said it best: "It is completely inappropriate that the Home Office is intending to use detention centres—which are essentially prisons—to house people seeking asylum. This is nothing more than shameless rebranding of the detention estate."
People who've crossed the channel need support & kindness. Not to be locked up in a high security detention centre that's been rife with reports of self-harm.
@ukhomeoffice must urgently clarify their plans for Morton Hall.
More from @JamieGrierson: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/sep/24/migrants-who-crossed-channel-could-be-sent-to-detention-centre
“It is within your power to right this wrong, to put an end to our detention, deportation & humiliation.
@PTI_News reporting on the letter sent to @BorisJohnson by students whose lives were devastated six years ago.
"After my friends were deported, we could hear the very same guards laughing and drinking all night till 4 am. As if they were celebrating the deportation. What is this racism?"