Thousands held indefinitely
Tens of thousands of people are held in immigration detention in the UK every year. For almost all, there is no fixed time-limit on their detention. This uncertainty damages their mental and physical health and has harmful knock-on effects for their loved ones left behind, including children.
We are urging the UK Government to:
• drastically reduce its use of immigration detention to end the unnecessary suffering it causes to thousands of people every year
• end the practice of indefinite immigration detention
- Immigration detention.pdf