Bristol Immigration Detention Campaign is a union of local organisations and individuals, committed to working together to change the national policy of indefinite immigration detention.
Currently, the United Kingdom is the only country in Europe which carries out the indefinite detention of asylum seekers and immigrants, a system that places an unfair burden on both the mental and physical welfare of those detained. Worryingly the number of those detained as of March 2015 is at a five year high, with 3483 people being held in detention; a shocking 153 of them had been in detention for more than a year. One of those interviewed by the Inquiry in the Use of Immigration Detention in the United Kingdom told that “the lack of time limit is the worst part of it as you don’t know when you will get out. You can’t say to yourself tomorrow I’ll be ok. Tomorrow you will be locked in, or flown back to the country where you are afraid for your life.”
Work with Bristol Immigration Detention Campaign, and help us end this unfair practice which lacks both common sense and human decency. We are working on a newsletter to keep supporters up to date; in the meantime please check our news and events tabs for up-to-date information about the campaign.
- Call for Action against The Verne IRC – 7th May 2016! (4/19/2016) - Bristol Close the Verne Campaign Saturday 7th May marks the National Day of Action Against Detention Centres across the UK. Come demonstrate at one of the UKs most isolated detention centres, The Verne, on the Isle of Portland in Dorset. Previously a prison, The Verne was reclassified as an Immigration Removal Centre (IRC) in September … Continue reading Call for Action against The Verne IRC – 7th May 2016!
- BIDC Event – Thursday October 8th 7-9 pm (9/30/2015) - Palestinian Museum & Cultural Centre, 27 Broad St, Bristol, BS1 2HG We invite all those who have expressed support to come along to an open event in October. Our focus is on keeping you up to date with the current situation, to hear from our speakers about the untold suffering of asylum seekers experiencing indefinite detention, and … Continue reading BIDC Event – Thursday October 8th 7-9 pm
- Parliamentary Debate on Immigration Detention 10th September (8/26/2015) - On September 10th 2015 there will be the first full parliamentary debate on the Detention Inquiry, a debate secured by a cross-party group of MPs. This debate is a real chance to have your voice heard, to stand up and say that the indefinite detention of asylum seekers and migrants will not be done in … Continue reading Parliamentary Debate on Immigration Detention 10th September