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.

Recruiting new Detention Forum volunteers

At Detention Forum, we have a dynamic and committed team of volunteers, who help us to engage with our 12,000+ followers on Twitter and many, many more people. The current team of 7 volunteers come from a range [...]

Time limit – Immigration Bill update

The cross-party group of MPs promoting the time limit amendments to the Immigration Bill are keen to ensure proper debate of these amendments at Report stage. So, we understand that they have decided to withdraw these amendments for [...]

An End to Immigration Detention?

Over the last two members’ meetings at Detention Forum, we have been having a discussion about our ultimate goal in the context of our new theory of change. Some members welcomed the chance to focus on a bigger [...]

Time Limit Amendments to Immigration Bill

David Davis MP (Conservative, Haltemprice and Howden) has recently tabled amendments to the Immigration Bill to introduce a time limit for immigration detention. These are the amendments, which came so close to succeeding in the last Parliament. His [...]

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People who've crossed the channel need support & kindness. Not to be locked up in a high security detention centre that's been rife with reports of self-harm.

@ukhomeoffice must urgently clarify their plans for Morton Hall.

More from @JamieGrierson: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/sep/24/migrants-who-crossed-channel-could-be-sent-to-detention-centre

“It is within your power to right this wrong, to put an end to our detention, deportation & humiliation.

@PTI_News reporting on the letter sent to @BorisJohnson by students whose lives were devastated six years ago.

#MyFutureBack #migrantvoices


"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”.


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