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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.

News

Has child immigration detention ended in the UK?

3 July 2019 Has child immigration detention ended in the UK? This is a question we get asked sporadically. Ending child detention was such a huge campaign around 2009 and 2010. Now few people seem to pay much [...]

After Theresa May?

Photo by Zhifei Zhou on Unsplash Living under Theresa May’s reign as migrants was like a nightmare, and its catastrophic impact has not ended. After May’s dramatic resignation speech on 24 May, 'Hostile Environment' policies continue. And the [...]

Latest detention statistics: Stop tweaking, start reforming

Image by @Carcazan The Home Office published its latest immigration statistics last week. On the same day, the Government was held to account, again, for the harmful impact of its hostile environment policies – this time, the wrongful detention [...]

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Unlocking Detention is a twitter tour of the Detention Estate

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Welcome to twitter to our members Larne House Visitors Group @LHVG3 supporting people in #detention in Larne, Co. Antrim #humanrights #migrantsrights #time4atimelimit #volunteering

"Fireflies in pitch-black nights"

"Tiny glimmers of hopes can do wonders to people passing their darkest days, and I know that people in detention will find positive messages of solidarity heartening and encouraging": https://t.co/TySRHnpqxQ

#time4atimelimit

https://t.co/QoarjflFHg

Bail Observation Project’s new report shows that the Home Office’s policy on accommodation for bail applicants “doesn’t work” & results in detention “being unlawfully used as accommodation”.

We agree.

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