Victory Sanu-Goodness arrived in the UK at seven years old. Now 20, she is a writer, radio host, and youth activist. She co-hosts the Hearsay podcast, and writes here for the Right to Remain blog about overcoming the fear of speaking out as an undocumented youth.
Ahead of the 2017 general election, we call on all parties to commit to introducing a maximum time-limit of 28 days on immigration detention – for everyone – as a vital first step in ending the harmful and unjust practice of detention altogether.
Ann Hannah, Director of Policy and Advocacy at Freedom from Torture, writes of the increasing use of torture by the Turkish state, and the deafening silence from the UK and other governments.
Ijeoma Datha-Moore of Just for Kids Law writes of her struggles with border enforcement as a child, and the Against Borders for Children campaign.
The conclusions of this report are clear. The asylum and move-on process creates serious and unnecessary social, financial, health and welfare problems for refugees from the day they arrive in the UK. This impacts negatively not just on individual refugees ability to rebuild their lives, but on our society as a whole.
Unsettling refugees: Over fifty organisations are calling on the Home Office to allow refugees to rebuild their lives in the UK, to be allowed settlement here, rather than face a “safe return review”.