April 2020: Bill MacKeith, published by Oxford Against Immigration Detention http://oaid.org.uk
In 2019, ‘enforced returns’ from the UK fell to 7,361, 22% lower than the previous year and the lowest number since records began in 2004. Over the same period, there were 11,421 ‘voluntary’ departures.
On 31 December 2019, there were 1,637 people in immigration detention, 8% fewer than on 31 December 2018, and fewer than half the number on 30 September 2017. The number of people entering detention in 2019 was similar to the previous year at 24,443. Prior to this, there has been a downward trend since 2015. (Immigration Statistics, Year Ending December 2019)
Continue reading “A Short History of Resistance to Immigration Detention and Deportations in the United Kingdom”
Church Times: A hostile environment for converts
Asylum-seekers’ freedom of religion should be respected, says David Forbes
THE General Election that took place yesterday has occupied most of the headlines this week. But, for those of us who specialise in asylum, Tuesday was a more significant day: Human Rights Day. Continue reading “Snippets December 2019”
From a gathering of 60+ people[i], including Quakers and non-Quakers, people who have experienced the weight of the immigration system, artists, poets, musicians and singers. Continue reading “Epistle from ‘Envisioning a world that is open to all: let us see what love can do’ Conference at Woodbrooke, Birmingham, UK 27-29 September 2019”
4 April 2019 Guardian: UK urged to end unfair fees for child citizenship applicants: Home Office should also refund fees from failed requests, says immigration watchdog
Prepared in August 2018: Our Toolkit is based on people’s experience of the asylum and immigration system, ideas and actions they have found helpful to navigate the system and survive. https://righttoremain.org.uk/preparing-in-case-of-detention-update/
Thank you to Freed Voices for the feedback which has led to updating this page on detention.
September 2018: The report in full here: http://www.qcea.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Hate-Speech-Report_final.pdf
• Adopt and effectively implement relevant legislation that includes preventive and punitive action to combat incitement to hatred, while making sure that restrictions to freedom of expression are legal, proportional and necessary. Continue reading “QCEA Anti-Migrant Hate Speech report”