Liberty have launched a February 2018 campaign to end indefinite immigration detention, post-Brexit.
#ItsAboutTime aims calls on the Government to, in the UK’s post-Brexit immigration system, include a 28-day limit. Religious leaders joined Liberty to say:
‘The UK is the only European country without a statutory time limit on immigration detention. The routine use of indefinite detention is unjust, ineffective and inhumane. Evidence shows that it causes huge harm – not only to those detained, but to their family, children, friends and community.
The time to act is now. We urge the Government to put some fairness, decency and due process into our immigration system and urgently put a 28-day time limit on detention.’