Yesterday, Mount Pleasant Park Football Club staged a mini-football-game-protest outside Vulcan House, the Home Office building in Sheffield, against detention and deportation.
Are you supporting someone held in immigration detention, or want to know more about detention in the UK?
AVID (the Association of Visitors to Immigration Detainees) have released a new edition of their excellent handbook for visitors to those held in immigration detention.
PhD researcher Jo Hynes wrote this week about her observations on the use of video link technology in immigration bail hearings.
During her observations, bail was refused in 31% of the cases heard via video link and never refused in instances where cases were heard in person.
The vitally important handbook produced by Bail for Immigration Detainees’ (BID) – ‘How to Get Out of Detention’ – has been translated into eighteen (18!) languages.
Ultimately, the real solution to this distressing ordeal is to end immigration detention altogether.
Until then, there are practical things that people can and should be doing if they or someone they know is at risk of detention.
Last week, a group of civil society organisations released a report that raises acute concerns about the discrimination and violence against asylum seeking women in the UK.
Launched this week, this “zine” is a hand-made guide about preparing in case you are detained.
This week in Sheffield, Rosie (activist and zine-maker extraordinaire) launched her brand new zine, a handmade rough guide to immigration detention, for those at risk and their supporters.
In a blog post for Pluto Press, Agatha Sibanda explains why she is campaigning with These Walls Must Fall in Liverpool.
Amidst the turmoil of Brexit negotiations, the uncertain political timetables and seemingly more division than ever in our political world, has come a rare moment of unity.
Earlier this week, as the proposed Immigration Bill was debated in the House of Commons, there was cross-party support for (long overdue) detention reform.