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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.


Revisiting the first Shaw Review

4th June 2018 As we wait with bated breath for the results of Stephen Shaw’s second review of immigration detention, it’s worth taking some time to revisit his first. A former Prisons and Probation Ombudsman, Shaw was commissioned [...]

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Unlocking Detention is a twitter tour of the Detention Estate

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MSPs seeking rights to annual visits to Dungavel Immigration Centre. HO response: Requests to visit are carefully considered to preserve the privacy & dignity of the individuals detained and to avoid a disproportionate number of visits.’ #time4atimelimit

MPs pay tribute to work done by orgs e.g. @refugeecouncil & others during Commons debate on Refugee Family Reunion. But leadership desperately needed, Angus MacNeil: 'the public are absolutely onside when politicians are courageous enough to make a case

As the permanent secretary claims not to be an expert on immigration, experts by experience react.


Write to your MP to ask them to join the fight against the creeping tentacles of the #hostileenvironment, as these professions have done @docsnotcops @schools_ABC @unisresist.bordercontrols


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