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Holiday time? Spare a thought – and solidarity – for those in detention, hidden away at UK airports

As the holiday season approaches, alongside the prospect of another brief summer in the UK, those of us privileged enough to do so find ourselves arriving at airports, eagerly awaiting our escapism.

But most holiday makers do not know that their chosen airport is a prison to those who want to stay in the UK.

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New detention statistics: the campaign is winning but there’s a long way to go

The latest government statistics give us some positive news, and show that we are really making a difference, but we still have a long way to go.

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Sheffield workshops: preparing in case of detention, and campaigning for change

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Right to Remain, ASSIST, South Yorkshire Migration and Asylum Action Group and Campaign to Defend Asylum Seekers are hosting two training sessions this June for people concerned about immigration detention.

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The financial cost of indefinite detention – new report from Liberty

Human rights organisation Liberty has published a report revealing the financial cost of indefinite immigration detention – and the money that would be saved with the introduction of a 28 day time limit.

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Going in the right direction, but what next?

These Walls Must Fall campaigners in Manchester respond to the report of the Home Affairs Select Committee Inquiry into immigration detention, to which they submitted evidence.

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Sheffield organising meeting, Mon 15 April

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On 15 April we will be meeting in Sheffield to get organised and moving forward with the local These Walls Must Fall campaign. Come along and get involved!

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Leeds training workshops

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Leeds: two free training sessions for people concerned about immigration detention. Workshop 1 is about practical steps for people worried about detention. Workshop 2 is about campaigning for change

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Shining a light on Morton Hall immigration detention centre

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There’s a protest organised for this coming Saturday at Morton Hall detention centre near Lincoln. Here’s some background, first published by Right to Remain at the time of the last inspection report on the centre in 2017.

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Home Affairs Committee: Another inquiry condemns the immigration detention system

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The “utter failure” of the UK Home Office has led to serious problems with every part of the immigration detention system. So says a new report by the Parliament’s Home Affairs Committee, published today.

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Sheffield gears up to bring the walls down

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Over 100 people filled the hall for the first public meeting of the Sheffield These Walls Must Fall campaign. Inspiring talks were followed by group workshops for ideas to build the campaign locally

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Immigration Bill: more bad news, but with an opportunity?

This Bill aims to repeal the laws which allow free movement rights to European Economic Area (EEA) nationals. It’s not good news, although there is a chance that some amendments might soften the blow.

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