Last night Islington became the first London council to pass a These Walls Must Fall motion against immigration detention!Read more
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… Read more »Read more
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, which provided a form of support to refused asylum seekers and also accommodation for people applying to be released from detention if this accommodation was necessary to avoid breaching their human rights.
The 2016 Immigration Act repealed this accommodation (with a provision brought in in January 2018), but provided the power for the Home Office to provide accommodation if the person would be deprived of liberty otherwise. To get this, you would need to show that you meet “exceptional circumstances” criteria.Read more
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 mother is currently in Nigeria, attending a family funeral. Mr Oranyendu does not currently have the right to remain in the UK, and the Home Office is attempting to deport him from the UK (he has completed a three-year criminal sentence).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 10 of the Immigration Act 2016 were brought into force this month. Here’s 8 reason to hate them.Read more
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 in the UK without being detained (before they have been granted leave to remain). Most people who claim asylum were given “temporary admission” while a decision was made on their case. The document that shows you have temporary admission is called an IS96. If you had been detained, you could apply to the Home Office for temporary admission, also known as temporary release, from detention. This had less conditions than bail, but was not often granted.
From now on, any migrant lawfully in the UK without leave to remain (including asylum seekers) is technically on immigration bail. This is extremely confusing because if you are then detained, you also apply for immigration bail in order to be released from detention.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… Read more »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… Read more »Read more
Most people who have applied for asylum or other immigration status and have not had a positive decision have to regularly report at their local Home Office reporting centre or a police station. At every reporting visit, the person is at risk of detention, particularly if their application has been refused, which they may not know until they go and report.
This is why ‘signing support’ is such an important way of providing practical solidarity.
Find out more in this short film about the Bristol Signing Support group.Read more
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