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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.

To begin this process of change and to reduce detention, we are calling for:

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.

Detention, risk and Covid-19

Dr Anna Lindley Senior Lecturer, Department of Development Studies, SOAS, University of London   Risk is a key ‘organizing concept’ for immigration control regimes and often comes up when talking about immigration detention. As one UK detention officer [...]

Morton Hall Detention Centre to close next year

We've just seen the welcome news that Morton Hall Detention Centre is due to close next year. And we're keen to promote the blog post just put out by one of our members, AVID with a quote from [...]

APPG on Immigration Detention

We are really excited at the development co-ordinated by Medical Justice setting up an All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Immigration Detention. We think this is a really welcome initiative, and it is great to see over 35 Parliamentarians [...]

Time Limit – the campaign continues

We were really disappointed to see that the amendments tabled by David Davis MP, despite attracting wide cross-party support, were defeated at Report stage of the Immigration Bill last week in Parliament. But we were really taken by [...]

Time Limit – Immigration Bill update

David Davis MP has re-tabled his amendments to the Immigration Bill on detention in readiness for Report stage, which may be as early as next week. It is so great to see support growing cross-party for these amendments, [...]

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.@Medical_Justice vision: the harm being caused by IRCs is so widespread that the only solution is to close them down. Read their annual report on a pre-Covid year. Really, let's not go back to this normal.

https://bit.ly/2Poimuy

Great article that helps us imagine what it must be like for a child to be taken to immigration #detention. Also brilliant to think that 'paperless' young people are speaking out.

https://bit.ly/39VDa6l

https://bit.ly/39VDa6l

Totally inspired by the ways campaigners and activists are managing still to make their voices heard in our socially distancing times.

A new evaluation report of EPIM-funded Alternative To Detention pilots is now available! The report provides new evidence that #detention of #migrants is not the solution, and that humane and effective alternatives are possible: https://bit.ly/30ft0u9

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