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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

Digging beneath the detention statistics, 2019: what has changed?

Digging beneath the detention statistics, 2019: what has changed? This blog was written by one of our member organisations, AVID, which supports volunteer visitors to people held in immigration detention, and appeared originally on their website.  Official statistics released today show [...]

Beyond outrage, and being part of the change

One of the things we value most is an ongoing discussion with some of the Detention Forum members and volunteers about the complex nature and process of creating a social change. Particularly we often talk about the vital importance [...]

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#Unlocked

Unlocking Detention is a twitter tour of the Detention Estate

Go to the Unlocked website

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Welcome to twitter to our members Larne House Visitors Group @LHVG3 supporting people in #detention in Larne, Co. Antrim #humanrights #migrantsrights #time4atimelimit #volunteering

"Fireflies in pitch-black nights"

"Tiny glimmers of hopes can do wonders to people passing their darkest days, and I know that people in detention will find positive messages of solidarity heartening and encouraging": https://t.co/TySRHnpqxQ

#time4atimelimit

https://t.co/QoarjflFHg

Bail Observation Project’s new report shows that the Home Office’s policy on accommodation for bail applicants “doesn’t work” & results in detention “being unlawfully used as accommodation”.

We agree.

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