End Indefinite Detention

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End Indefinite Detention - Its About Time

Every year the Home Office locks up thousands of people without release dates. You can stop this. Sign and share #ItsAboutTime https://liberty.e-activist.com/page/15505/petition/1?ea.tracking.id=IDPFBV1

Posted by Liberty on Thursday, February 15, 2018

SIGN THE PETITION

Dear Home Secretary,

Indefinite immigration detention is ineffective, costs millions and destroys lives.

The UK is the only country in Europe that locks people up with no limit on how long they can be held.

Please include a 28-day limit on immigration detention in your upcoming immigration legislation.

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The UK is the only country in Europe that locks people up with no limit on how long they can be held.

Sign the petition and tell the Home Secretary this must stop now.

Every year the Home Office locks up nearly 30,000 people, including asylum seekers, children, pregnant women and survivors of torture, trafficking and rape.

They have no idea when they will be freed. Some are held for years.

Detention devastates people’s mental health. Self-harm and suicide attempts are common. Abuse is rife.

Immigration detention doesn’t help control immigration. It costs millions. And it destroys lives.

We can stop this happening.

The Government thinks people don’t care about immigration detention. It happens behind locked doors, hidden from view.

But we do. And 2018 can be the year we end it once and for all.

Soon, the Government will publish a draft law establishing our post-Brexit immigration system.

That’s an opportunity to put a time limit on immigration detention into UK law.

This brutal practice is happening in our name. We need to make it clear that it has to stop.

Sign the petition today.