The report of an unannounced inspection of Morton Hall detention centre has provided yet more official evidence of the long-lasting harm inflicted by the system, with people locked up without time limit, without hope. And we report on the recent solidarity protest, with voices of people behind the wire.
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.
Tatiana Garavito: "we must actively listen, be more empathetic towards one another, even when and perhaps especially in confronting all the discrimination we face ... And we must find ways to organise that are truly inclusive and liberating, and which create space not just for others to grow, but for us to do so as well."
“Even after they let me go, I still was feeling very scared and afraid to leave the house.”
Under the Adults at Risk Policy, vulnerable people are still being detained: survivors of torture and sexual violence, people with serious health issues, people with mental health issues, pregnant women.
The third instalment of the Still We Dream series, reporting on grassroots migrant rights and racial justice organisers across the United States.
Women for Refugee Women has released their annual report: The Way Ahead: an asylum system without detention. For International Women’s Day, we’ve summarised its key findings and honour all women raising their voices against immigration detention to say: “these walls must fall!”