Jan 6

Immigration Solicitors Answer the Most Commonly Asked Questions Regarding Immigration Detention

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Immigration Solicitors Answer the Most Commonly Asked Questions Regarding Immigration Detention

What is Immigration Detention?

People can be held in immigration detention while their applications for the UK are being processed or have been refused. Among the detainees, many are asylum seekers among which some are waiting are to hear if they will be accepted as refugees, while others have been refused and will be sent back countries of origin.

Why People Can’t Go Back?

According to the immigration solicitors, people in detention cannot return to their countries even if they want to due to any of the following reasons:-

  • Some are stateless, as their country will not accept them.
  • Many come without a valid passport.
  • It is also possible that some people have lived in the UK for many years and now they can no longer live in the UK and neither can they prove their original identity.
  • Some countries are too dangerous for deportations to take place. Countries like Iraq and Somalia are much too dangerous and people cannot go back there and that is why many people remain in detention indefinitely.

How Many People are being detained for long terms?

Many Immigration Solicitors believe that at any one time somewhere between 210 and 260 people are in detention and have remained there for over a year.

What are the rights of a Detainee?

  • People in detention have the right to apply for bail. And if granted, they can live outside detention while they wait for their immigration case to be resolved.
  • Address to which they are posted is also designated by the Home Office.

For more information regarding Immigration Detention, get in touch with our Immigration Solicitors at Walker Wise Solicitors by phone on 01254 300 966 or email enquiries@walkerwise.co.uk