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  • Join Team BID

    16/03/2017

    Join our team on Monday 22nd May on the London Legal Walk to raise awareness and vital funding for our legal work with immigration detainees. A 10 km walk through London, this year with two routes: a 10 km park route or a 10 km river route! Last year 10,000 people...

  • “The shortest possible time, and to effect removal”

    10/03/2017

    BID’s Policy and Research Manager, John Hopgood, takes a look at the numbers that belie the government’s policy on detention. There are two sides to every argument. Organisations like BID – who campaign to see an end to the use of administrative, indefinite...

  • Thank you

    23/02/2017

    Thank you for signing up to our mailing list. You will receive our quarterly e-newsletter which will keep you up-to-date with the latest news from our work, the sector and beyond, including research published by us, comments on High Court rulings and campaigning...

  • Bach to the Beatles

    23/02/2017

    BID has been offered a wonderful opportunity to be an official charity of London’s biggest Choral Event by the Brandenburg Choral Festival . Join us to hear some fantastic music and raising money for us at the same time. Join BID and the Brandenburg Choral Festival...

  • Detention of EU Nationals at record high – BID

    23/02/2017

    The government’s latest immigration statistics, released this morning, show that detention of EU nationals hit an all-time high during the last three months of 2016. In total, 1,269 EU nationals entered detention between October and December. EU nationals now make...

  • Comment - To work or not to work?

    15/02/2017

    From one of BID's volunteers - Charalampos Stylogiannis ‘‘Sir, do you have a criminal record?’’ ‘‘Yes, I do!’’ ‘‘May I ask what was the nature of your offence?’’ ‘‘I was working illegally for a charity that helps homeless people to get off the streets.’’ (...

  • Detainees in prison denied immigration advice – BID

    08/02/2017

    Hundreds of foreign nationals in the UK are being denied access to immigration advice according to new research from the charity Bail for Immigration Detainees (BID). In their new report, Mind the Gap: Immigration Advice for Detainees in Prisons, BID has found that...

  • BID AGM 2017

    03/01/2017

    Bail for Immigration Detainees (BID) invites you to attend: We don’t love EU any more Detention and deportation of EU nationals after the referendum and the BID Annual General Meeting Date: Tuesday 17th January 2017 at 6.30pm Venue: Linklaters LLP, 1 Silk Street,...

  • Christmas Appeal 2016

    19/12/2016

    Christmas in the UK is traditionally a time of year for celebration, parties, spending time with close family and friends, and exchanging gifts. But for thousands of people held in immigration detention in a prison or detention centre, it will be just another day...

  • Half of immigration detainees still without legal representation

    09/12/2016

    As many as 1 in 5 people held in Immigration Removal Centres have never had legal representation during their detention, according to new data from BID. The findings, revealed in the latest edition of BID’s Legal Advice Survey, demonstrate the desperate situation...

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