'If I don't come back, call my lawyer': Practical solidarity for people
Publisher: Red Pepper
Date Written: 11/12/2018
Year Published: 2018
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX23172
A recommendation of practical steps to help people facing the threat of detention, and the importance of standing in solidarity with others who are dealing with a hostile environment.
"The fear of detention is one of the biggest fears that always lingers in your mind. The Home Office is unpredictable and you never know whether you would come home or they would just lock you up again indefinitely for any irrational reason".
Immigration detention is very harmful to people's physical and mental health, it cuts people off from their families, friends, neighbours and support networks, and makes it very difficult to pursue a legal case and access justice. While people are detained from every community in the UK, there are only detention centres in a few places. Therefore, detention can often mean being moved away from your community, lawyers, and support.