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Immigration detention is not the answer, for anyone.

People are detained without a time limit, for months, sometimes even years.

It is harmful and expensive. It robs people of their dignity, spirit and lives.

This can’t go on.

We are working towards an immigration system that is based on humanity, compassion and fairness.

To begin this process of change and to reduce detention, we are calling for:

Community-based alternatives to detention that respect rights can minimise the use of detention, reducing costs and helping people to live with dignity in the community while going through the immigration process.

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Latest detention statistics: Much room for improvement

Last week, the Home Office published its latest immigration statistics. https://twitter.com/SDVisitors/status/1101524017373163521 As Scottish Detainee Visitors point out, there are some reasons for optimism. True to its promise, the Home Office has made significant progress in decreasing the number of [...]

Lord Ramsbotham named as fifth ‘Detention Forum Champion’

Lord Ramsbotham, former HM Chief Inspector of Prisons and a crossbench peer, has been named Detention Forum Champion in recognition of his ongoing work on detention reform. Lord Ramsbotham joins Labour’s Paul Blomfield MP, SNP Stuart McDonald MP, [...]

“This is not a party issue”: MPs say it’s #Time4aTimeLimit

Image by @Carcazan The Immigration and Social Security Coordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill is currently on its way through Parliament, despite the chaos going on around it. Tomorrow marks the beginning of the House of Commons Committee Stage, which will involve several [...]

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Michael lost 2 and a half years of his life to immigration detention. To him this was a form of mental torture. Detention works for nobody.

#EndIndefiniteDetention
#Time4aTimeLimit

https://t.co/RZMpJjViqr

Peers asked the UK government how they have responded to the controversial US policy of large scale migrant and child immigration #detention. Given the UK's policy of indefinite immigration #detention, it's not clear what the UK can say to the USA...

https://t.co/a3UHBK3RFY

Following revelations by @4refugeewomen and @AfterExpProject about survivors of trafficking in immigration #detention, Shadow Home Secretary @HackneyAbbott has tabled an urgent parliamentary question calling on the Home Secretary to make a statement (1/?)

Absolutely agree with @DesmondSwayne when he tells @HouseofCommons "what is particularly terrible about immigration detention is the indeterminate nature". @RedCrossPolicy research highlighted the impact of this and recommended there should be a 28-day time limit #Time4aTimeLimit

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