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Bishop Lynch responds to Immigration Detention Parliamentary Report

03/03/2015 12:58 pm

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The All Party Parliamentary Group on Refugees and the All Party Parliamentary Group on Migration has reported on an inquiry into the use of immigration detention in the United Kingdom. In the report Parliamentarians call for a 28 day maximum time limit on immigration detention to be introduced.

Bishop Patrick Lynch, Chair of the Bishops' Conference Office for Migration Policy:

“I welcome the report and recommendations put forward by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Refugees and Migration.

"Now, I sincerely hope that the findings will be translated into humane immigration policies for those who need protection and support from the state.”

Bishop Patrick Lynch
Chair of the Office for Migration Policy
Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales

Full Report

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The Report of the Inquiry into the Use of Immigration Detention in the United Kingdom

A Joint Inquiry by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Refugees and the All Party Parliamentary Group on Migration.