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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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“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 [...]

Why are bills an important part of a campaign?

Photo by Marcin Nowak on Unsplash As part of the UK’s ‘preparation’ for Brexit, a bill called the Immigration and Social Security Coordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill is currently before Parliament. The purpose of the bill is ‘to end free movement [...]

Is it finally time for a time limit?

Image by @Carcazan The past 18 months have seen a flurry of immigration detention-related inquiries. If nothing else, this makes plain that we still need solutions to the entrenched problems associated with indefinite detention identified by the cross-party parliamentary inquiry [...]

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Echoing one of our 'asks' for judicial oversight of detention decisions. Just one of the steps that must be taken towards a fairer, more humane immigration system. Read more about the changes we want to see.

https://t.co/B2GTJxZl4d

A huge congratulations and thank you to our incredible Hackney Half heroes who ran today and raised over £3,000 for our vital work!

The harm of indefinite #detention seeps through individual lives and poisons our communities. It's time to #EndIndefiniteDetention

Some of our Life After Detention group, communicating how they feel about their experiences.

ALL conversations about immigration detention in the UK should highlight the voices of those with experience.

@FreedVoices @Mishka_anonym @MakDarko @MigrantVoiceUK & many more!

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