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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.

After Theresa May?

Photo by Zhifei Zhou on Unsplash Living under Theresa May’s reign as migrants was like a nightmare, and its catastrophic impact has not ended. After May’s dramatic resignation speech on 24 May, 'Hostile Environment' policies continue. And the [...]

Latest detention statistics: Stop tweaking, start reforming

Image by @Carcazan The Home Office published its latest immigration statistics last week. On the same day, the Government was held to account, again, for the harmful impact of its hostile environment policies – this time, the wrongful detention [...]

A matter of fact?

The Home Office’s presentation of the facts about immigration detention is open to question This blog comes from Detention Forum volunteer Gareth, who tweets at @garethglynn. The image is from @Carcazan.  Hot on the heels of the Windrush scandal, [...]

Join the Detention Forum team! Call for social media volunteers

Social media volunteers needed!  Deadline 9 April 2019 We are looking for a couple of enthusiastic and curious volunteers who have a deep interest in and commitment to challenging immigration detention and can help us increase our social media presence. This social [...]

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#Unlocked

Unlocking Detention is a twitter tour of the Detention Estate

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As @SDvisitors says, the stress and anxiety people in detention are experiencing in the #COVID19 crisis is exacerbated by isolation due to the lockdown. It’s time for the Home Office to release everyone in detention. Pls sign @DetentionAction’s petition: https://detentionaction.e-activist.com/page/57801/petition/1

The latest The Immigration migrants home office visa refugees Daily! https://paper.li/uk_monitoring/1549711964?edition_id=1452de90-9e7c-11ea-97da-002590a5ba2d Thanks to @WomensBudgetGrp @DetentionForum #globaldevelopment #immigrationandasylum

The IMB says: 'to keep someone in detention for long periods is inhumane … under immigration rules ppl should not be detained unless there is a reasonable prospect of removal. The very high proportion of detainees handcuffed … leads to unnecessary humiliation for the majority'

With its existing policy found unlawful, we welcome the news that the Home Office is developing a new policy on the #detention of victims of trafficking. Real change is desperately needed. Detention is not the answer for anyone https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/home-office-review-trafficking-victims-immigration-detention-a9520661.html

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