Immigration Bill, House of Lords Report stage

Briefing regarding: Amendment 66 to Clause 37, Amendments 68 and 69 to Clause 39, Amendments 84 and 85 on Immigration detention and Amendment 117 to Schedule 10

15 March 2016

In this briefing, the Commission recognises the legitimate aim of immigration policy to ensure that persons who have no legal right to remain in the UK return to their home country. However, we raise concerns about:

  • the potentially discriminatory impact of the right to rent provisions on non-British nationals and British nationals with ethnic minority backgrounds;
  • the inability for the court to exercise discretion, taking into account individual circumstances, when determining whether or not it should order possession of a dwelling;
  • the length of immigration detention proposed in the Bill;
  • the impact of detention on certain vulnerable groups, and
  • the removal of the right of appeal against decisions to withdraw support for failed asylum seekers with children.

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Last updated: 16 Nov 2016