BID response to Home Office position paper against a Time Limit

Last week in all of the activity building up to the debate in the House of Commons on the Report stage of the Immigration Bill, the Home Office published a 'media factsheet: detention time limits'. It is worth a quick look to see how the Home Office sets out its [...]

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 the thread of tweets on the day from one of our members, [...]

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, including now from the following Conservative MPs: Steve Baker MP, Andrew Mitchell [...]

Detention in Scotland

The current Covid-19 crisis has prompted a lot of reflection among organisations like SDV that support and advocate for people affected by immigration detention. Ali McGinley in an earlier blog for Detention Forum discussed how the recent large scale releases from detention and the current low occupancy of the detention [...]

Recruiting new Detention Forum volunteers

At Detention Forum, we have a dynamic and committed team of volunteers, who help us to engage with our 12,000+ followers on Twitter and many, many more people. The current team of 7 volunteers come from a range of backgrounds including students, researchers, activists from our member groups, and communications [...]

Time limit – Immigration Bill update

The cross-party group of MPs promoting the time limit amendments to the Immigration Bill are keen to ensure proper debate of these amendments at Report stage. So, we understand that they have decided to withdraw these amendments for the time being, and then to re-table them for Report stage. In [...]

An End to Immigration Detention?

Over the last two members’ meetings at Detention Forum, we have been having a discussion about our ultimate goal in the context of our new theory of change. Some members welcomed the chance to focus on a bigger change objective; while others were concerned that this will dilute the focus, [...]

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