Archive for the ‘Meg Hillier’ Category

The UK Border Agency’s long, punitive campaign against children

Today OurKingdom publishes Clare Sambrook’s damning indictment of the UK Border Agency’s systematic failure to protect some of the most vulnerable children in Britain – children whose parents have survived imprisonment, torture and rape in the countries they have fled only to find themselves under lock and key for failing to persuade the Home Office [...]

Vote for an End to Child Detention this election

ECDN is urging all its supporters to cast their votes for the candidates most likely to support a ban on holding children in immigration detention centres in the next parliament—whichever party or parties form the next government.  If government ministers think they can lock children up without suffering any electoral consequences, they should think again, [...]

Hillier – detention prevents sale of trafficked kids to failed asylum seekers

Responding to Michael Morpurgo’s film on the detention of children at Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre, Home Office Minister Meg Hillier gave an astonishing interview in which she stated in response to a question from presenter Jo Coburn: Let’s be clear, nobody wants to see children detained. Certainly I don’t. But we do have an [...]

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