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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"It is right, morally, that we should treat people equally, wherever they come from, whether they are UK citizens or not. With that in mind, we really should be working towards ending indefinite detention," said @SteveBakerHW
Hugely disappointing result yesterday as MPs voted against the amendment to the #ImmigrationBill that would put a 28-day time limit on detention.
No one should be locked up indefinitely. This inhumane practice must be ended in the UK.
We will keep pushing for change #SetHerFree
We guess many of our friends and supporters might be short on hope for a future without #ImmigrationDetention. Don't despair! Walk your way to hope with our friends @RefugeeTales online 3-5 July
More thoughts about a better immigration system from in his new book, Welcome to Britain. Like the idea of 'citizen in waiting'. Might we be less likely to imprison people indefinitely if we thought of them this way?