Homepage2019-02-20T19:08:18+00:00

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.

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, [...]

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 [...]

Load More Posts

#Unlocked

Unlocking Detention is a twitter tour of the Detention Estate

Go to the Unlocked website

Get in touch

"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?"

https://detainedvoices.com/2020/09/06/detainee-speaks-on-friends-deportations-to-the-people-who-talk-about-human-rights-come-and-see-how-they-are-treating-us/

A Labour peer who masterminded a change in the law that forced the government to give sanctuary to child asylum seekers has branded the UK’s lack of action over a devastating fire at a migrant camp in Greece an “absolute disgrace”.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/sep/22/we-should-be-ashamed-lord-dubs-berates-uk-ministers-over-camp-fire-refugees?CMP=share_btn_tw

"People are struggling so much to get here. You do not suddenly wake up and decide to come here. It is not an easy task and we are paying a big price to get here."

People have a right to seek asylum. End the #HostileEnvironment!

https://detainedvoices.com/2020/09/19/my-dream-is-to-put-my-head-on-the-pillow-to-sleep-without-thinking-that-tomorrow-i-might-be-forced-on-the-streets/

The @BrookInquiry is an independent inquiry set up to investigate mistreatment of detainees at #BrookHouse IRC between 1st April 2017 and 31st August 2017.
Watch their preliminary hearing live on the Inquiry's YouTube channel at 2pm on the 25th September: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6a78Z5JFxtneBFQe4AV-Kw

Load More...