detention

The Jesuit Refugee Service in the UK has welcomed the report on immigration detention by the panel of cross-party MPs and Peers published today, calling it an “important milestone in the debate around the immigration detention practices of the UK”.  It also calls on the next government to implement the panel’s recommendation of a maximum detention period of 28 days and urges voters at the forthcoming General Election to hold politicians to account, letting them know that the current system...
Vigil organised to honour the lives of asylum seekers who have died whilst in detention in the UK.
‘Alexandra’ from JRS-UK took part in a vigil organised to honour the lives of asylum seekers who have died whilst in detention in the UK. She describes why she was pleased to go along to support others.I went to the vigil to support everyone who has to seek asylum in the UK and everyone in general who are in detention. For me, because I can’t go to the detention centre to support them, I went to show that I am supporting them. I hope that they close the detention...
The Jesuit Refugee Service in the UK has welcomed the announcement that a cross-party panel of parliamentarians will hold an inquiry into the use of immigration detention. The announcement comes days after the statement by UNHCR that there should be the new global strategy aimed at helping countries move away from the detention of asylum seekers, refugees and stateless people worldwide.“We in the Jesuit Refugee Service have long argued that there are alternatives to detention,” says...

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