‘Voices After Detention’ is an exciting new short film by Samphire made in collaboration with Bamidele, Hamed and Colonel who have all spent time in immigration detention. The film highlights the negative impact of detention on the lives of people detained. Debating detention Tomorrow (10 September) parliament will debate the inquiry report into the impact and […]Read more "Samphire Film – ‘Voices After Detention’"
Christine Oliver, the Ex-Detainee Project Manager at Samphire writes about her latest bail hearing I represented a detainee at his bail hearing the other week. It’s been a while since I’ve done an application for bail and the shenanigans of the Home Office in their efforts to keep people in detention at a cost of […]Read more "Immigration Bail and Home Office shenanigans"
The UK’s return of Syrians to destitution and homelessness in Italy tells us something about how we now treat those in need of protection, writes DDVG’s caseworker, Fraser. Now that Syria is destroying its chemical weapons, news outlets have moved onto other things and the Syrian civil war is drifting out of the UK public’s […]Read more "Syrian refugees: From protesting on the streets to living on them"
…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 […]Read more "Going home is simple…"
Detention Support and Awareness Officer NJC salary scale point 22, £19,621. Full-time, 37.5 hours per week, for 6 months. Dover Detainee Visitor Group – a charity supporting immigration detainees in Dover Immigration Removal Centre, and nationwide on release from any removal centre in the UK – is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Detention […]Read more "Detention Support and Awareness Officer (Dover)"
DDVG shares contacts for people being removed from the UK to a European country under Dublin II VICTOR FIORINI, DETENTION SUPPORT MANAGER AT DDVG. It is common for NGOs to think that once those we are helping leave the area, there is little else we can do. Sometimes the detainees we visit might be of […]Read more "Dublin II: support after removal"
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 […]Read more "UK fails immigration detainees who need legal representation"