collective expulsion Charter flight deportations: weeks of action

Charter flight deportations involve rounding up targeted nationalities in immigration raids, and deporting people en masse using secretive chartered flights. This week sees the start of a fortnight of action against these collective expulsions.

The Guardian Bringing solidarity home

The fight for refugee and migrant rights out there can’t be won without a radical political shift here, in the heart of Fortress Europe. The solidarity-based approach developed and demonstrated by the best of the independent volunteers has enormous potential to achieve this.

Nail Bar Blurring the line between slavery & migration

Victims of trafficking face jail and deportation, whilst the exploiters are simply fined. 97 workers arrested in "Operation Magnify".

Yarls Wood protest Shut Down Yarl's Wood: these walls must fall

Tearing into those walls was a powerful symbolic act. But if we want to see them fall we must declare war on the walls we cannot touch: the borders going up in our communities, hospitals, schools and colleges; the racism that divides our society.

These Walls Must fall banner "We are the people who can change everything"

Over 70 people attended the first open organising meeting in Manchester of These Walls Must Fall, the community campaign against detention

calendar Signing support: lessons from Manchester

Many people are at risk of being detained at their regular reporting appointments at the Home Office. In Manchester we discussed systems that can be put in place so that if you are detained, people know straight away and start taking action for you.


Justice Helping people get out of detention

After being detained for seven days or more, someone in immigration detention can apply for immigration bail. This is an application for release. To successfully apply for bail, the person in detention will need an address to be bailed to. In addition, it is very helpful to have a surety/cautioner.

Justice New power to remove while human rights appeal is pending

From 1 December 2016, the “out of country” appeals regime is extended. In a power granted by the 2016 Immigration Act, the Home Office can remove someone from the UK even if they are appealing, or plan to appeal, on human rights grounds while the appeal is pending.

plane Judicial reviews and preventing forced removal

The Home Office published new enforcement instructions and guidance on 31 October 2016 on, among other things, judicial reviews and injunctions. The new guidance limits even further the situations in which judicial review proceedings will lead to the Home Office suspending a forced removal or deportation.



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