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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.


Campsfield Detention Centre to close in May 2019

The Home Office announced today that Campsfield detention centre will close by May 2019, as part of the detention reform programme announced by the Home Secretary in July 2018 in response to the follow-up Shaw Review. You can [...]

Refugee Tales: 28 tales for 28 days

This is a guest post featuring Refugee Tales' campaign 28 Tales for 28 Days, which runs for a month from 11 September 2018. During this time, Refugee Tales is releasing 28 tales online – one each day over 28 [...]

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Unlocking Detention is a twitter tour of the Detention Estate

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How to talk about migration and migrants without resorting to the 'dialect of dehumanisation'. Journalists, activists, all of us can use this reminder from #unlocked18


A piece that highlights the injustices that stem from misplaced use of targets to drive policy. Indefinite immigration detention is the ultimate injustice of the #HostileEnvironment
It's #Time4aTimeLimit

The time limit on detention bill gets its 2nd reading on Fri 25th. Read why we think it's #Time4aTimeLimit


Abhorrent and delusional - where is the @ChildrensComm @annelongfield voice on this and it's wider issue?
@maybulman @CCLCUK @JCWI_UK @DetentionForum @infouncrc @UNICEFInnocenti https://t.co/oBKGmW4x0j

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