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Last month, the organisation Bail for Immigration Detainees (BID) released a briefing on the current situation of post-detention accommodation. Already a problematic area, post-detention accommodation is now a crisis situation following the changes made in January 2018 (which you can read about on our blog… Read more »

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Join us for an evening of spoken word, music and resistance! As part of Refugee Week 2018, Right to Remain is teaming up with Quakers in Britain, STAR, and Freed Voices to celebrate people’s resistance to the injustice of immigration detention and the ‘hostile environment’.… Read more »

Part of the bail application form Since January 2018, people held in immigration detention centres have no longer been able to apply for “Section 4” accommodation to be bailed (released) to.  This accommodation was named after Section 4 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999,… Read more »

The story The Guardian newspaper reported this weekend on a distressing story of three children aged eight, six and five, who were taken into care when the Home Office detained their father, Kenneth Oranyendu. The three children, and the children’s mother, are British citizens.  Their… Read more »

This is a guest post by Tom Kemp.  Tom is a member of SOAS Detainee Support and a PhD Student at Kent Law School. He is currently writing about anti-detention activism and political thinking in the everyday work of anti-border social movements. Most of Schedule… Read more »

Image from the Bail Observation Project From 15 January 2018, the provisions of the 2016 Immigration Act regarding immigration bail come into force. This means that: the status of “temporary admission” no longer exists.  Temporary admission was a status which allowed a person to be lawfully… Read more »

On Wednesday night Amnesty UK officially launched their new report ‘A matter of routine – the use of immigration detention in the UK’. In doing so, they have further strengthened the consensus – including most major political parties, human rights groups, the HM Inspectorate of… Read more »

“It’s time for the government to take a different approach.” – Cllr Mahadi Sharif On the 29th November 2017, Manchester City Council became the first local authority in Britain to pass a motion calling for an end to indefinite immigration detention and endorsing the These… Read more »

Pinar Aksu is a community worker and activist. Here she writes about the continuing scandal that is immigration detention, and the need to get involved in the campaign groups calling for its end. In recent months, more than 2 people died in detention centres: Harmondsworth… Read more »

Yesterday, Manchester City Council become the first local authority in Britain to pass a motion condemning immigration detention.  You can read the motion here. The motion, proposed by Councillor Mahadi Sharif, was passed unanimously by the council. Here’s how it happened: Councillor @kelly4labour seconding the #TheseWallsMustFall… Read more »