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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.


“This is not a party issue”: MPs say it’s #Time4aTimeLimit

Image by @Carcazan The Immigration and Social Security Coordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill is currently on its way through Parliament, despite the chaos going on around it. Tomorrow marks the beginning of the House of Commons Committee Stage, which will involve several [...]

Why are bills an important part of a campaign?

Photo by Marcin Nowak on Unsplash As part of the UK’s ‘preparation’ for Brexit, a bill called the Immigration and Social Security Coordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill is currently before Parliament. The purpose of the bill is ‘to end free movement [...]

Is it finally time for a time limit?

Image by @Carcazan The past 18 months have seen a flurry of immigration detention-related inquiries. If nothing else, this makes plain that we still need solutions to the entrenched problems associated with indefinite detention identified by the cross-party parliamentary inquiry [...]

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Local short story writer David Constantine will read from his new collection, The Dressing-Up Box, plus his contribution to the latest Refugee Tales anthology, Refugee Tales III, alongside fellow contributor and novelist Patrick Gale. Entry £8: proceeds to @RefugeeOxford

Agree with @DetentionForum . Indefinite detention not just wastes lives, it can completely destroy lives. Essential we have #Time4aTimeLimit ASAP before more lives lost https://t.co/JDNnPqbOsc

@UKLGIG we can't allow for this to continue - if a time limit is in place, people will AT LEAST know they will leave. the cruelty will end. sign your name to make this happen. #time4atimelimit https://t.co/z2mgMjHswv

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