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 amendments are receiving strong cross party support across the House of Commons.
The amendments are set out in the House of Commons Notices of Amendments (starting on page 3).
The proposed new law would:
• Make sure that no one is detained for longer than 28 days
• Put independent judges in charge not Home Office staff
• Protect vulnerable people like torture and trafficking survivors from prolonged detention
With this wide-ranging cross party support and in the current political climate, we feel that this is a great opportunity to push once again for a time limit to be introduced for immigration detention in the UK.
We’re encouraging all of our members and supporters to contact their MP to ask them to support these important amendments.
We are also keen to support the Detention Action on-line campaign action.
Do please make sure your voice is heard – as it’s time for a time limit!