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End to detention of child asylum-seekers

Publié par Clifford Armion le 16/12/2010

Nigel Morris

"The practice of locking up immigrant children ahead of their deportation from Britain will end within months, Nick Clegg will promise today.

"The Deputy Prime Minister will also announce that the controversial family wing of Yarl's Wood immigration centre, Bedford, will close immediately. Liberal Democrats will be keen to point to the moves as evidence of the influence the party is wielding within the Coalition Government. In opposition, Mr Clegg denounced as "state-sponsored cruelty" the detention of child asylum-seekers, some of whom spend months behind bars as plans to remove them from the country are finalised. The Coalition has been criticised for not enacting its promise to end child detention sooner.

"Mr Clegg will today pledge that the Government will make the immigration system more family-friendly by banning the detention of youngsters. Mr Clegg will announce that the future of asylum-seeking families will be taken out of the hands of the Home Office and passed to independent experts."

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"End to detention of child asylum-seekers", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), décembre 2010. Consulté le 04/12/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/end-to-detention-of-child-asylum-seekers