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Time Limit – Immigration Bill update

David Davis MP has re-tabled his amendments to the Immigration Bill on detention in readiness for Report stage, which may be as early as next week. It is so great to see support growing cross-party for these amendments, [...]

2020-06-22T15:24:08+00:00June 22nd, 2020|

Detention in Scotland

The current Covid-19 crisis has prompted a lot of reflection among organisations like SDV that support and advocate for people affected by immigration detention. Ali McGinley in an earlier blog for Detention Forum discussed how the recent large [...]

2020-06-22T09:42:26+00:00June 22nd, 2020|

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 [...]

2020-06-12T07:40:11+00:00June 12th, 2020|

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 [...]

2020-06-10T11:13:19+00:00June 10th, 2020|

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 [...]

2020-06-08T10:03:38+00:00June 8th, 2020|

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 [...]

2020-06-01T13:43:05+00:00June 1st, 2020|

New statistics – Covid-19 and immigration

Last week the Home Office released new statistics 'relating to Covid-19 and the immigration system.' They are worth a look to see what has been happening since the outbreak of the pandemic in the UK. You'll see that [...]

2020-06-01T09:41:55+00:00June 1st, 2020|
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