Archive for February 2011

Sleep out to end destitution of all asylum seekers

More than 30 sleep-outs in support of destitute asylum seekers are being organised around the country beginning this week and continuing into March by Amnesty UK, Student Action for Refugees and Still Human Still Here. The aim is to raise awareness and show solidarity with the thousands of asylum seekers all over the UK who […]

ECDN response to proposed cuts in legal aid to the most vulnerable

Dear Secretary of State We write on behalf of the campaign organisation, End Child Detention Now (ecdn.org), a citizens’ initiative that has been closely involved in the campaign to end the detention of children in the immigration system in the United Kingdom. As part of our submission to the Home Office review on child detention […]

Keep Your Promise on Child Detention Campaign launches in York

Supporters of York-based End Child Detention Now launched their ‘Keep Your Promise’ postcard writing campaign on Saturday 5 February with help from local children who are urging David Cameron and Nick Clegg to honour their pledge to end the detention of children without delay. The group’s spokesperson Esme Madill explained that Children have continued to […]

Arora Hotels Back in Deportation Business

From London NoBorders 31 January 2011 London NoBorders has received information that THE hotel Company Arora International [1] has started a second attempt to make money from the Home Office’s deportation business. The company plans to use the site of a residential school for children with behavioural and learning difficulties in Pease Pottage, Crawley, Sussex […]