As we blogged last month, we deplore the decision of the government to re-open the Campsfield immigration centre in Kidlington, north of Oxford.

The Coalition to Keep Campsfield Closed has been launched, and do check out their website to see their latest actions including the planned protest in Parliament Square on 9th September.

Our friends at BID have just published a really helpful briefing paper – well worth a look. They have also developed an online campaign to email your MP.

This is a really worrying development coming soon after the opening of Hassockfield in the North East of England. After recent years of seeing a decrease in the immigration detention estate, we need to stand firm against this new expansion. We want to see a more humane and compassionate way to handle immigration. We call our vision – a supportive environment.