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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.


“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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How many of the 24,333 people who entered detention were victims of modern slavery? "@JRSUK we regularly support victims held indefinitely in immigration detention, often even after they have been referred into the mechanism that is supposed to protect them.”

The 128-guide to HO statistics

Which you may need to help you digest the latest govt release of annual migration statistics

Also helpful from @padspage of @DLPublicLaw on HO Dialect of dehumanisation https://t.co/zYmYSIezos

@DinaNayeri @stevecrawshaw @canongatebooks @CatapultStory @mazenmaarouf @OliverBullough @annaframe @hayfestival @wowfest @HelpRefugees fund a load of grassroots projects across Europe. @Right_to_Remain are an *invaluable* source of information for refugees trying to figure out how the hell to navigate our asylum system. @4refugeewomen do amazing work with ppl treated particularly badly by HO.

Ploughing your way through latest govt stats on migration? Some thoughts from independent academics @MigObs on what stats might help inform public debate about migration.


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