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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"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?"
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”.
"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!
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