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BID's Director, Celia Clarke, wrote to the Guardian recently to highlight ongoing attempts by the Home Secretary to erect barriers to foreign nationals exercising their Article 8 right to a private and family life.
BID responded in detail recently to HM Inspectorate of Prison's consultation on revised immigration detention inspection expectations.
BID was granted permission by the Court of Appeal to intervene and to make oral submissions in the case of BA & Others, the hearing for which was held on 13 March.
A former client of BID’s who was held in immigration detention for over 18 months was finally granted refugee status last month.
Former IAS clients - how to obtain files and original documents from the administrator. There is a deadline of 28th May 2012 for retrieval.
When the Immigration Advisory Service closed for business in 2011, many of their immigration clients were unable to get access to their files containing important documents and evidence.
Discriminatory attempt to use criminal justice provision to effect immigration control in Legal Aid, Sentencing & Punishment of Offenders Bill
The government’s proposed amendments to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act are a welcome step in the right direction.
NEW BID Travel Document Project briefing on 'Cooperation & Removability', including practical steps, criminal sanctions (s35 prosecutions) and 'reasonable steps'
BID's Travel Document Project aims to help immigration detainees who wish to return home, and their legal representatives, to understand the steps that need to be taken when applying for a travel document from a person’s national authorities.
Bailed detainees - how to make an application for S4 bail accommodation and support once released if a private accommodation arrangement breaks down
Did you know that a detainee released on bail to a private address may be able to make an application for Section 4 (1)(c) bail support, including accomodation, if that arrangement breaks down after they have been released for a while. The application should be...
NEW leaflet 'Accommodation and Financial Support on Release' for detainees, from BID and the Ex-Detainee Project at Dover Detainee Visitor Group
Many detainees are unaware of the accomodation and financial support they may be eligible for if they are released from detention, for example Section 4 or Section 95 support (such as Section 4 (1)(c) bail accomodation and support).
BID and the Immigration Law Practitioners' Association (ILPA) have submitted a detailed response to the request for comments on the latest bail guidance for immigration judges from the President of the First Tier Tribunal of the Immigration and Asylum Chamber.