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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.

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Campsfield Detention Centre to close in May 2019

Image courtesy of Campaign to Close Campsfield The Home Office announced today that Campsfield detention centre will close by May 2019, as part of the detention reform programme announced by the Home Secretary in July 2018 in response to [...]

Refugee Tales: 28 tales for 28 days

This is a guest post featuring Refugee Tales’ campaign 28 Tales for 28 Days, which runs for a month from 11 September 2018. During this time, Refugee Tales is releasing 28 tales online – one each day over 28 days – [...]

Why a 28 day time limit on immigration detention?

Image by @Carcazan Earlier today, Sir Stephen Shaw gave oral evidence to the Home Affairs Committee. I was half listening to the section of the session which touched on the issue of a time limit – I will [...]

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Michael lost 2 and a half years of his life to immigration detention. To him this was a form of mental torture. Detention works for nobody.

#EndIndefiniteDetention
#Time4aTimeLimit

https://t.co/RZMpJjViqr

Peers asked the UK government how they have responded to the controversial US policy of large scale migrant and child immigration #detention. Given the UK's policy of indefinite immigration #detention, it's not clear what the UK can say to the USA...

https://t.co/a3UHBK3RFY

Following revelations by @4refugeewomen and @AfterExpProject about survivors of trafficking in immigration #detention, Shadow Home Secretary @HackneyAbbott has tabled an urgent parliamentary question calling on the Home Secretary to make a statement (1/?)

Absolutely agree with @DesmondSwayne when he tells @HouseofCommons "what is particularly terrible about immigration detention is the indeterminate nature". @RedCrossPolicy research highlighted the impact of this and recommended there should be a 28-day time limit #Time4aTimeLimit

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