News

Some reactions to the APP Inquiry into Immigration Detention Some reactions to the APP Inquiry into Immigration Detention

Time For a Time Limit – Parliamentarians call for a 28 day maximum time limit on immigration detention to be introduced A cross-party group of MPs and Peers... 

The Report of the Inquiry into the Use of Immigration Detention in UK The Report of the Inquiry into the Use of Immigration Detention in UK

A Joint Inquiry by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Refugees & the All Party Parliamentary Group on Migration Key Recommendations • There should be a time... 

Time4aTimeLimit Time4aTimeLimit

It’s #Time4aTimeLimit on immigration detention Written by RtR, February 26th, 2015 Right to Remain opposes all immigration detention, for everyone.  Whilst... 

Campaign to Close Campsfield Campaign to Close Campsfield

The current plans are to double the size of Campsfield House Immigration Removal Centre – IRC.  The Home Office and Ministry of Justice are pressing ahead... 

Health regulations – and – Change to Azure card Health regulations – and – Change to Azure card

The new health regulations have now been now been published (see last update for a summary).  The full details can be accessed at:  http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2015/238/contents/made.  … The... 

Update on health charges Update on health charges

The Department of Health met with a range of agencies on 12 February to update and discuss the implementation of the charging regime for overseas visitors (a note... 

Greece pledges to shut immigrant detention centers Greece pledges to shut immigrant detention centers

Reuters: Greece’s new left-wing government pledged on Saturday to close down detention centers for illegal immigrants that have long been criticized by rights... 

Churches Refugee Network Conference – 21 March 2015 Churches Refugee Network Conference – 21 March 2015

Providing sanctuary in an age of austerity- a Christian response Churches Refugee Network Conference – 2015 In partnership with London Churches Refugee Network  11.00am... 

Over 300 people feared dead at sea Over 300 people feared dead at sea

Europe needs to step up search and rescue in the Mediterranean -http://www.ecre.org/ Some 300 people are now confirmed missing and believed to have drowned in the... 

Further submissions update Further submissions update

Further Submissions in Liverpool update – legal challenge delays implementation Written by RtR, February 2nd, 2015 On 15 January we reported that the UK... 

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What you can do

Immigration Detention – what you can do Immigration Detention – what you can do

Read the report:  http://www.qarn.org.uk/homepage/the-report-of-the-inquiry-into-the-use-of-immigration-detention-in-the-united-kingdom/ Discuss it with your MP... 

Support STAR Week of Welcome for Refugees Support STAR Week of Welcome for Refugees

STAR Welcome Week, 2nd-8 th March 2015 - Liverpool, Exeter, Warwick, Birmingham, Queen Mary, Nottingham, Sheffield, Leeds, Cambridge, Bristol, UCL, Manchester,... 

You could hold a vigil You could hold a vigil

Barbara Forbes 3 March: The first of our regular asylum vigils in Birmingham, tweeted by the Dean of the Cathedral. https://twitter.com/CatherineOgle/status/572455566280396800/photo/1 Taking... 

Asylum for Aderonke – judicial review solidarity action 3 March Asylum for Aderonke – judicial review solidarity action 3 March

Aderonke Apata is a Nigerian activist – an activist for LGBT rights, asylum rights, human rights.  Aderonke is a lesbian, which means her life would be in danger... 

Time4aTimeLimit Time4aTimeLimit

It’s #Time4aTimeLimit on immigration detention Written by RtR, February 26th, 2015 Right to Remain opposes all immigration detention, for everyone.  Whilst... 

Questions for MPs/Hustings – destitution Questions for MPs/Hustings – destitution

Currently single people receive about 50%of the normal income support rate when they receive support from the NASS system. It is arguable that even asylum seekers... 

Questions for MPs/Hustings – detention Questions for MPs/Hustings – detention

This is the first in a series of posts giving examples of questions that you may want to put to your MP, or at a Hustings. It will be updated as questions come in.... 

Early Day Motion 804: Migrants’ Deaths At Sea Early Day Motion 804: Migrants’ Deaths At Sea

That this House expresses alarm at yet another tragic loss of life at sea when 300 migrants were feared drowned in the Mediterranean trying to escape through Libya;... 

Hustings questions Hustings questions

Some Questions for Parliamentary Candidates on respecting the humanity of forced migrants Do you not agree that people seeking sanctuary in the UK should be treated... 

Churches Refugee Network Conference – 21 March 2015 Churches Refugee Network Conference – 21 March 2015

Providing sanctuary in an age of austerity- a Christian response Churches Refugee Network Conference – 2015 In partnership with London Churches Refugee Network  11.00am... 

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Reports

The Report of the Inquiry into the Use of Immigration Detention in UK The Report of the Inquiry into the Use of Immigration Detention in UK

A Joint Inquiry by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Refugees & the All Party Parliamentary Group on Migration Key Recommendations • There should be a time limit of 28 days on the length of time anyone can be held in immigration detention. • Detention is currently used disproportionately frequently, resulting in too many instances of detention.... [Read more of this review]

Campaign to Close Campsfield Campaign to Close Campsfield

The current plans are to double the size of Campsfield House Immigration Removal Centre – IRC.  The Home Office and Ministry of Justice are pressing ahead before the All-Party Parliamentary Inquiry into Immigration Detention has made its recommendations, and at a time when the Home Secretary is concerned about conditions in IRCS.  There is... [Read more of this review]

JCHR report on violence against women and girls JCHR report on violence against women and girls

The Joint Committee on Human Rights report on violence against women and girls has been published. The key findings on immigration and asylum are from page 53. Some significant findings include the following (with thanks to Laura): - women at risk of domestic violence unable to regularise their immigration status are left with the choice of remaining... [Read more of this review]

The State of Detention The State of Detention

Detention can be seen in many ways: through official statistics, legal judgments, monitoring reports, visits to detention centres, or through being detained yourself. This report brings together and reflects on many of these partial perspectives on detention, in order to understand the key problems of the detention system. We believe that a picture... [Read more of this review]

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF SAFE AND LEGAL PATHS TO PROTECTION IN THE EUROPEAN UNION RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF SAFE AND LEGAL PATHS TO PROTECTION IN THE EUROPEAN UNION

Our organisations represent Churches throughout Europe – Anglican, Orthodox, Protestant and Roman Catholic – as well as Christian agencies particularly concerned with migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers. As Christian organisations we are deeply committed to the inviolable dignity of the human person created in the image of God, as well as to... [Read more of this review]

Detention, Destitution and Deportation – gathering Quaker energy to speak truth to power Detention, Destitution and Deportation – gathering Quaker energy to speak truth to power

QARN and Woodbrooke Conference: ‘Detention, Destitution and Deportation – gathering Quaker energy to speak truth to power’, over the weekend of 6-8 February 2015 at Woodbrooke, Birmingham. The Conference was attended by Quakers from Quaker Meetings in England, Scotland, Eire and Wales, and we were joined by Jerome Phelps of ‘Detention Action’... [Read more of this review]

Find an immigration removal centre Find an immigration removal centre

Overview Brook House, Gatwick Campsfield House, Oxfordshire Colnbrook, Middlesex Dover, Kent Dungavel House, South Lanarkshire Harmondsworth, Middlesex Haslar, Hampshire Larne House, Antrim Morton Hall, Lincolnshire Pennine House, Manchester The Verne Tinsley House, Gatwick Yarl’s Wood, Bedfordshire 1. Overview You can visit someone... [Read more of this review]

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