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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.

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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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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