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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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Will the new Minister listen to us?

Will the new Minister listen to us and work with us to change this immigration detention system? https://twitter.com/DetentionForum/status/948509351760875522 While 2017 ended with a welcome news of the closure of the Verne detention centre, 2018 opened with a change [...]

Growing support for detention reform – where next?

Following the death of a Chinese person at Dungavel in Scotland and the Panorama documentary on Brook House near Gatwick Airport, immigration detention is yet again under intense scrutiny. At the Labour party conference in Brighton, a number of campaigners [...]

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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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