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No Pride In Detention

This blog post comes from one of our members - Rainbow Migration It’s Pride Month and people are rightly celebrating how far LGBTQI+ rights have come in the UK. But we shouldn’t let that progress blind us to [...]

2022-06-22T14:28:43+00:00June 22nd, 2022|

Keep saying no to the Rwanda asylum scheme

We wrote back on 26th April that we should say no to the Rwanda asylum plan. The first flight was cancelled at the eleventh hour last night, but we should still keep saying no to this scheme. Back [...]

2022-06-15T07:33:31+00:00June 15th, 2022|

Time-served prisoners

When the last Immigration Bill was going through Parliament, I remember that one of the key government arguments against a time limit for immigration detention was their contention that such detention was used for foreign criminals. Indeed they [...]

2022-06-14T07:40:44+00:00June 14th, 2022|

Short-term Holding Facilities in Northern France

Recently our Detention Forum members agreed our new policy paper on the use of the Short-term Holding Facilities in Northern France. This blog post draws out our key messages from this paper focussing on our concerns and on [...]

2022-05-26T14:33:05+00:00May 26th, 2022|

Big turnout at national demo against Hassockfield

Over 500 people turned up at the weekend to show their opposition to the new detention centre for women at Hassockfield. This was a great turn-out for this national demonstration held on Place Green in Durham. Detention Forum [...]

2022-05-16T10:46:02+00:00May 16th, 2022|

New social media volunteers sought

At Detention Forum, we have a dynamic and committed team of social media volunteers, who help us to engage with our 12,000+ followers on Twitter and many, many more people. The current team of social media volunteers come [...]

2022-05-16T10:27:07+00:00May 16th, 2022|

Alternatives to Detention

At our recent members' meeting we heard updates from the two Home Office funded pilot projects on alternatives to detention. After all the bleakness surrounding the Nationality and Borders Bill, it was very uplifting to hear from colleagues [...]

2022-05-03T10:19:57+00:00May 3rd, 2022|

Say no to the Rwanda asylum plan

We were really concerned to hear of the government’s recent announcement of their intention to send people seeking asylum and arriving in the UK to Rwanda. After the horrors of the Second World War, the UK was one [...]

2022-04-26T07:19:10+00:00April 26th, 2022|

APPG report on quasi-detention

At our recent members' meeting we heard from Elspeth MacDonald from Medical Justice, who had played a key role in the report from the APPG on detention into the use of quasi-detention. She was also able to update [...]

2022-04-25T09:42:36+00:00April 25th, 2022|
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