This week the Home Affairs Select Committee has published a very critical report on the Home Office’s use of immigration detention. The Committee found that the Home Office does not follow its own policy and guidance on who should be detained and when.
They found that detention is used too often, people are detained for the wrong reasons and vulnerable people, such as victims of torture, are being detained when they should not be. The report found that there are “serious failings in almost every area of the immigration detention process”.
The findings garnered wide media attention, getting national news coverage. The Committee called for an end to indefinite detention and recommends a 28 day time limit.
You can read the full report here.