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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 [...]

A matter of fact?

The Home Office’s presentation of the facts about immigration detention is open to question This blog comes from Detention Forum volunteer Gareth, who tweets at @garethglynn. The image is from @Carcazan.  Hot on the heels of the Windrush scandal, [...]

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#Unlocked

Unlocking Detention is a twitter tour of the Detention Estate

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Get in touch

Organising is a skilled discipline. And traditional campaign ‘best practice’ isn’t working...

https://t.co/oLD3pY6U0X

Learn more about organising at next Organising for Change training in Oct (& challenge detention!).

https://t.co/aFJYSF2Nh6

Photo by Ross Findon on Unsplash

Interested in getting involved with an organisation providing support for people held in detention? Note the date!

Lovely example of the many forms #Solidarity can take!

"Bedford-based charity Yarl’s Wood Befrienders (YWB) has been awarded two nominations a year by a charity providing free hotel breaks to reward volunteers."

https://t.co/NT1E6cZ4qn

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