Going home is simple…

…you just think of home and tap your heels. Or, why the UK government’s go home campaign doesn’t check out. To paraphrase Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, or the UK government – we forget which – ‘Is life here hard? Going home is simple’. Setting aside for the moment how offensive – or criminally […]

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UK fails immigration detainees who need legal representation

People in immigration detention often have complex legal cases: immigration law is difficult and discriminatory; the UKBA often makes decisions that breach its own guidance; those decisions are often matters of life or death – refusing someone asylum who claims they will be tortured if sent back to his/her country of origin. DDVG’s Detention Support Manager, Victor Fiorini, explains why […]

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