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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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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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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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How to get your MP working in the campaign against indefinite detention

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Why you need to speak to politicians now: how to use Detention Forum’s latest briefing paper on immigration detention This post is by the the Detention Forum: Our latest parliamentary briefing paper, Immigration Detention in the United Kingdom is now available. You can download it here. Now is the time that you speak to your MPs, Peers and your communities about the urgent need for detention reform, starting with a time limit. Here is why.… Read more »

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Election Time…

What will the next Government do about immigration detention?  Who is going to be your next MP?  Ask your parliamentary candidates if they agree it’s #Time4aTimeLimit! The General Election is going to take place on 8 June 2017. This is an opportunity to ask those who are standing in this election their views on immigration detention, if they will support a 28-day detention time limit and begin the process of developing a fair and compassionate immigration… Read more »

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Brutality at Brook House highlights urgency behind Parliamentary detention debate

An impassioned and powerful debate on detention took place amongst MPs at Westminster Hall on Tuesday. The debate followed harrowing reports that emerged from Brook House last week, of a detainee resisting charter flight removal who was gassed and beaten by G4S guards. The story was a sobering reminder of just how desperately change is needed and just how little progress the government has made. “On March 6th – two days before a scheduled charter… Read more »

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