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Welcome to the @4refugeewomen takeover of the @EverydaySexism account! Tonight three women will share their stories of what it is like to be locked up in immigration detention.

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Near Bedford, on an industrial estate that was a former military research facility, there is a detention centre for women called #YarlsWood.

Here, over 1500 women who have come to the UK to escape persecution are locked up each year.

#SetHerFree
There is no time limit on immigration detention in the UK, so women can be locked up for weeks, months or even years.

The UK is the only country in Europe with no time limit on detention. This is a human rights scandal.

#SetHerFree #Time4aTimeLimit
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That regular reminder of a world watching, aghast not only at Britain’s politicians trashing its stability, economy & prosperity, tossing reputation & common sense aside, but also at the shrugging of shoulders by so many at such grotesque game-playing.

Absurd doesn’t cover this.
Another trait to throw into this unstable Brexit mix is a total lack of empathy or compassion.

This incomprehensible carefree attitude to the rights of Brits in the EU & those who made their lives on our island. The #ImmigrationBill is a disgrace.

This is all such a disgrace.
There are people panicking at the impact on their futures, and their children’s futures, for their rights, for business reasons. And medical reasons. And fear of the unleashing of xenophobia whilst Britain just shrugs.

This is a disgrace.
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Meet @UKinGermany & the British ambassador @SebWoodFCO. Here he is announcing on live German TV that UK govt have given EU citizens in the UK the guarantee that we can stay in the event of no-deal. Not true! I am sick to the back teeth of this constant distortion of the truth. 1/
What the govt have done is to set out that they will maintain #SettledStatus also in the event of no-deal. That is *not* a guarantee of our right to stay here at all. All it does is set out that under no-deal too we'd be "eligible to *apply*" to stay. assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/upl… 2/
Plus they've actually changed some things so the no-deal arrangements are worse for us than what is set out in the Withdrawal Agreement. And there would be a shorter period to apply in, so likely to see many more problems. 3/
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Now did I got that right?
"MPs were divided at the first reading but the bill (Note: that FTR will screw the NHS) passed with 297 votes in favour to 234 against at second reading."
78 Labour MPs didn't vote.
The opposition could have opposed, but passed?
euronews.com/2019/01/28/uk-…
Please someone tell me I got that wrong.
F*** I don't.
"We'll pretend to oppose -but just pretend to."
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Tonight the majority of MPs voted in support of #ImmigrationBill. If it goes ahead without amendments, it will strip 3.6m EU citizens like me of our existing rights protections *without* ensuring we retain human rights protection in legislation. #OurRightsAreNotForStripping 1/
I have no words for this. I really don't.
I have no words for the role the majority of @UKLabour played in this today either. 2/
Here is why the #ImmigrationBill is so dangerous for EU citizens. Please help us lobby MPs to support the amendments proposed by @HumanRightsCtte. Help us to #RescueOurRights as #OurRightsAreNotForStripping. 3/3
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The #immigrationbill being debated today is not fit for purpose. I will vote against it because it undermines the #citizensrights of 3.6m EU citizens in the UK, threatening to put many under the hostile environment and making them at risk of detention and deportation.
It will force our NHS and other vital services into an even deeper staffing crisis. There are already 41,000 nursing vacancies in England. The salary threshold still under consideration would exclude many skilled medical staff, including nurses, paramedics and midwives.
It continues the inhumane practice of indefinite detention. We remain the only European country which does not set a time limit for detained migrants. This sullies our international reputation and undermines complaints we make about human rights abuses abroad.
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The ledger Immigration "to do list" for Congress:
WE NEED TO END CHAIN MIGRATION.
WE NEED A MERIT-BASED, QUOTA SYSTEM.
WE NEED TO ISSUE VISAS ON A CASE BY CASE BASIS ONLY.
WE NEED TO PURSUE AND EJECT FROM THIS NATION, PEOPLE WHO OVER-STAY THEIR VISAS.
AND WE NEED TO REQUIRE AN AMERICAN SPONSOR, WHO IS HELD FINANCIALLY AND CRIMINALLY ACCOUNTABLE FOR ALL VISA APPLICANTS.
AS FOR ENDING ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION:
WE NEED A SECURE BORDER --- AKA THE WALL.
WE NEED TO CLOSE THE LEGAL LOOPHOLES, THAT ALLOW ILLEGALS, TO SIMPLY WALK UP TO AN AGENT, AND SAY THE "MAGIC WORD" – ASYLUM - AND THEY'RE IN OUR HOUSE.
WE NEED TO END CATCH AND RELEASE.
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