Bishop Guli joins calls for changes to inhumane immigration detention


The Bishop of Loughborough has joined Christian leaders in signing a letter to the government opposing its inhumane practice of indefinite immigration detention in the UK.

Published in The Telegraph newspaper and led by campaigners Detention Action, the letter proposes an amendment to the Immigration Bill to limit detention to 28 days. You can read it here.

Last year, the longest detention stood at 1002 days. Those in immigration detention include survivors of torture, people fleeing religious persecution, and separated families left with no indication of when they might be reunited.    

Bishop Guli said: “Limiting the period of detention would go some way in supporting the thousands of vulnerable people who end up in this unsympathetic system.

“I stand with my Christian brothers and sisters in calling upon the government to amend the Immigration Bill accordingly, and remain resolute in my commitment to improve conditions for asylum seekers, while working towards a more just immigration process.”

 

 




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