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Afghanistan

Alongside so many people in the country and across the world, we are appalled at the human tragedy which is rapidly unfolding in Afghanistan. As a result of the great work that many of our members are doing [...]

2021-08-28T11:36:56+00:00August 28th, 2021|

APPG inquiry into ‘quasi detention’

We are delighted to see that the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Immigration Detention has launched an inquiry into the UK Government’s use of large-scale institutional sites, such as former military barracks and a temporarily ‘de-designated’ Immigration [...]

2021-05-12T09:56:23+00:00May 12th, 2021|

Use of former army barracks

At our members' meeting last month, we heard from two of our members, Kent Refugee Help and Samphire, about the recent use of army barracks in Kent to accommodate people seeking asylum. Our members are really concerned at [...]

2021-01-26T11:37:37+00:00January 26th, 2021|

Proposed new detention centre

We were very disappointed, when we were alerted by one of our members recently, about a proposed new detention centre in the North East. The Northern Echo reported that Government plans to scrap a residential development in favour of [...]

2021-01-18T10:55:40+00:00January 18th, 2021|

New members

Over the last few months we have been having a series of conversations with organisations which are interested in our work and wanted to explore membership of our Forum. And we are delighted that Action Foundation, Ben and [...]

2020-12-14T14:46:12+00:00December 14th, 2020|

Time Limit – Immigration Bill update

Yesterday in the House of Commons the time limit amendment was defeated by 64 votes (328 to 264). We knew that success looked unlikely, but the government majority was reduced, four Conservative MPs voted for the amendment, as [...]

2020-10-21T13:31:59+00:00October 21st, 2020|

Time Limit – Immigration Bill update

Last week, the House of Lords voted in favour of an amendment to introduce a time limit for immigration detention and to end indefinite detention for EU and Swiss nationals. The Bill returns to the House of Commons on [...]

2020-10-15T09:35:33+00:00October 15th, 2020|

Time Limit – Immigration Bill update

Katie Close Consultant Parliamentary Officer  Detention Action Last night the House of Lords voted for the amendment to introduce a statutory 28 day time limit for immigration detention. Speeches were made by Baroness Hamwee, Baroness Bull and Baroness [...]

2020-10-06T10:29:03+00:00October 6th, 2020|
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