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Children split from parents by immigration in UK

3 July 2018

Organisations representing migrants in the UK say "devastating" family separations aren't confined to the US.

Children are separated from parents in the UK just like in Trump’s America

21 June 2018

The desperate cries of children torn from their parents by US officials on the US-Mexico border have rightly provoked outrage and revulsion worldwide. Less well-known is that the UK government also separates parents from their children for the purpose of immigration control by sending the parent into immigration detention.

Six-monthly survey reveals serious gaps in detainees’ access to legal advice and representation

21 June 2018

Research published today sheds light on the extent to which immigration detainees are denied access to justice. The survey, collected by charity Bail for Immigration Detainees (BID), is the only data collected on the availability of legal advice and representation in immigration detention.

Job Opportunity at BID

13 June 2018

We have an exciting opportunity for an exceptional individual to manage our Right to Liberty project.

A day in the lives of BID clients: examples of Home Office and Tribunal decision-making

13 June 2018

What follows is just a sample of the kinds of decisions that our clients are faced with on a daily basis.  Yesterday’s incidents are not particularly unusual but might shock those not familiar with the travesty of immigration detention.  

Winning a deportation appeal: a good judge, on a good day

6 June 2018

Just a few days ago Thomas Beamont wrote on this blog about the Court of Appeal’s decision in Mwesezi v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWCA Civ 1104 in which the court upheld a decision to deport a foreign criminal. An article by Iain Halliday on the Freemovement website. Please note this article is behind a pay-wall.

Home Office forcing people into homelessness, say refugee charities

3 June 2018

The Home Office is responsible for “state-sponsored homelessness” by releasing people straight from Dungavel immigration removal centre on to the streets, according to refugee charities. 

Asylum seekers unlawfully held in IRCs for months despite ruling they can be released

27 May 2018

Asylum seekers unlawfully held in removal centres for months despite courts ruling they can be released, lawyers warn. Homeless asylum seekers left to 'languish' in removal centres despite being granted bail because Home Office claims detention is 'not dissimilar' to emergency accommodation.

Home Office amends removals policy in response to legal challenge

25 May 2018

On 23 May 2018 the Secretary of State for the Home Department (SSHD) published amendments to his removals policy (at Chapter 60 of his Enforcement Guidance and Instructions, titled ‘Judicial Review and injunctions’) in direct response to proceedings issued on 28th November 2017. The changes reflect concessions made in April this year by the SSHD in the course of these proceedings. 

Duncan Lewis Solicitors challenge R v SSHD prompts new Chapter 60 removals policy

24 May 2018

Duncan Lewis Solicitors challenge R (Rahimi & Bahadori) v SSHD prompts new Chapter 60 removals policy

BID's Refugee Week Pub Quiz 2018

23 May 2018

Have you got anything planned for Refugee Week?

The London Legal Walk 2018

21 May 2018

The London Legal Walk 2018 takes place today – a 10k walk through some of central London’s most beautiful scenery - with over 13,000 people ready to walk later this afternoon.

Human Rights Committee inquiry into the Windrush generation

17 May 2018

Pierre Makhlouf, BID's assistant director, provided evidence on detention on the Human Rights Committee's inquiry into the Windrush generation.

First Experiences as a BID Volunteer

16 May 2018

A piece written by one of BID's volunteers Jessye Corcoran Dodds, a recent graduate of BA in Social Anthropology from Queen's University Belfast featured in the April 2018 issue of our e-newsletter.

The Lawyer Awards 2018: the pro bono finalists

9 May 2018

The Lawyer Awards’ pro bono category is always one of the most fiercely contested. Last year’s winner was Hogan Lovells, for its Empowering Women and Girls Initiative addressing gender-based violence.

Rogue solicitors exploiting vulnerable migrants by charging thousands for 'substandard' service

8 May 2018

Rogue immigration solicitors exploiting vulnerable migrants by charging thousands for 'substandard' service. Desperate immigrants losing legitimate cases or given false hope about claims that are unwinnable. 

Brook House: Use of force against immigration detainees more than doubles in a year, watchdog finds

3 May 2018

Campaigners highlight ‘endemic’ problems in the UK’s detention system. Use of force against people in one of the UK’s largest immigration detention centres has soared by more than 160 per cent in two years, a watchdog report has revealed.

Job Opportunities at BID

2 May 2018

We have two exciting job opportunities at BID.

New bail guidance for judges in the First-tier tribunal issued today

2 May 2018

The new bail guidance for judges in the First-tier tribunal was issued on 2 May 2018. This takes into account the changes brought in by Schedule 10 of the Immigration Act 2016 on 15 January 2018. 

Revealed: The Lawyer Awards shortlist 2018

28 April 2018

Today The Lawyer reveals the shortlist for The Lawyer Awards 2018, in association with Travelers, the legal industry’s biggest night of the year. Allen & Overy and Bail for Immigration Detainees have been shortlisted for the pro bono initiative of the year.

Bail for Immigration Detainees (BID) is a registered Charity No. 1077187. Registered in England as a Limited Company No. 03803669. Accredited by the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner Ref. No. N200100147. We are a member of the Fundraising Regulator, committed to best practice in fundraising and follow the standards for fundraising as set out in the Code of Fundraising Practice.
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