Thursday, June 30, 2022
The UK's Home Office Seeks to Reopen Closed Detention Facility to Create an New "Immigration Removal Centre"
According to the press release, the new IRC, which is scheduled to open next year, "will be a secure facility and will accommodate men only."
The decision has already been met with opposition. The announced plans would actually reopen a facility called Campsfield House, that was already closed in 2018, following community protest.
Layla Moran, a Liberal Democrat MP, has created an online petition as part of a campaign against the reopening of the detention facility. The petition declares: "It is shameful that the Government will be locking up people fleeing war, persecution and torture for an indefinite length of time with no idea about when they will be released."