A Matter of Routine: The use of immigration detention in the UK

Demonstration calling for the closure of Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre in Essex, 18 November 2017
Demonstration calling for the closure of Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre in Essex, 18 November 2017 © Natasha Quarmby/REX/Shutterstock

While his children were asleep upstairs, immigration officers filled Chris’ home and took him away. Despite pleas from his partner he wasn’t even given the chance to say goodbye. His daughter had nightmares and wet the bed because of being separated from her dad.

This is the UK and this is the human cost of our immigration detention policies that lock up tens of thousands of people.

Download the full report to discover why the government must significantly reduce its use of immigration detention; introduce a time limit for all of those detained and ensure automatic judicial oversight.

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A matter of routine: The use of immigration detention in the UK