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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.

The UK’s ‘Hostile Environment’ Reality

By Freya Wainstein, René Cassin intern, November 2021 (This blog can also be accessed as a PDF document ) When in 2012, then-Home Secretary Theresa May announced she wanted “to create here in Britain a really hostile environment for [...]

Afghanistan

Alongside so many people in the country and across the world, we are appalled at the human tragedy which is rapidly unfolding in Afghanistan. As a result of the great work that many of our members are doing [...]

APPG inquiry into ‘quasi detention’

We are delighted to see that the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Immigration Detention has launched an inquiry into the UK Government’s use of large-scale institutional sites, such as former military barracks and a temporarily ‘de-designated’ Immigration [...]

Use of former army barracks

At our members' meeting last month, we heard from two of our members, Kent Refugee Help and Samphire, about the recent use of army barracks in Kent to accommodate people seeking asylum. Our members are really concerned at [...]

Proposed new detention centre

We were very disappointed, when we were alerted by one of our members recently, about a proposed new detention centre in the North East. The Northern Echo reported that Government plans to scrap a residential development in favour of [...]

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https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/immigration-raids-on-care-homes-continued-during-lockdown-figures-show-b1993221.html

It's stats like these that really show the inhumanity at the heart of the 'hostile environment'.

These raids are a chilling use of the state apparatus at the detriment of public health in one of the greatest health crises of our times. Inhuman.

#asylum

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/child-refugees-missing-hotels-home-office-uk-b1974945.html

20 unoccupied minors missing in less than 5 months.

1 child missing from unregulated government hotels per week.

The govt has a duty of care for these children, and incompetence and negligence is endangering them again.

It isn't good enough.

#asylum

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/jan/14/the-dreadful-cost-of-a-broken-asylum-system

"More than half her adult life wasted, living in the shadows, with no money, limited social contact, no self-respect."

This is the cost for migrating people forced into our broken asylum system.

#YouAreWelcomeHere

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