Act now to release all immigration detainees

Detention is extremely damaging at any time but with Covid-19 threatening to sweep through removal centres and prisons the need to release immigration detainees has never been more pressing.

‘If there's an outbreak in here we’ll be like sitting ducks. 80% or 90% of us will pick it up because we are all here together. If someone sneezes we’ll get it, the air is recycled, there are no windows or fresh air’ - BID client, currently detained

With Covid-19 cases now confirmed in several prisons as well as Yarl's Wood and Brook House detention centres, there is no time to waste. The government must take urgent action and release all immigration detainees. Help us amplify this message by using our template to write to your MP. Enter your postcode below to start.