"Over 30,000 people are locked up in prison-like conditions
every year, with no time limit on how long they can be held. This
is not for having committed a crime. It is purely because they do
not (yet) have the correct immigration papers.
The majority of people detained are eventually released, but many never really recover from the trauma. It’s a terrible waste of money (£125 million a year), and a waste of lives.
Immigration detention is a wholly unnecessary, unjustifiable practice, one of the most harmful aspects of the UK’s “hostile environment” for migrants and a shameful civil rights abuse that cannot be ignored."
Quoted from the 'These Walls Must Fall' Campaign Website (http://detention.org.uk/)
Started by: Lydia Elphick
This ePetition ran from 22/10/2018 to 10/12/2018 and has now finished.
65 people signed this ePetition.