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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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Local short story writer David Constantine will read from his new collection, The Dressing-Up Box, plus his contribution to the latest Refugee Tales anthology, Refugee Tales III, alongside fellow contributor and novelist Patrick Gale. Entry £8: proceeds to @RefugeeOxford

Agree with @DetentionForum . Indefinite detention not just wastes lives, it can completely destroy lives. Essential we have #Time4aTimeLimit ASAP before more lives lost https://t.co/JDNnPqbOsc

@UKLGIG we can't allow for this to continue - if a time limit is in place, people will AT LEAST know they will leave. the cruelty will end. sign your name to make this happen. #time4atimelimit https://t.co/z2mgMjHswv

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