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Labour Pledge To Close Yarl’s Wood And Brook House Immigration Detention Centres

Labour will end Theresa May’s “hostile environment” approach to illegal immigration following the revelation up to 63 Windrush migrants may have been wrongfully deported, Diane Abbott has said.The shadow home secretary has announced she would close the Yarl’s Wood and Brook House immigration detention centres and limit detention to 28 days.Abbott said Labour would re-direct the £20m a year spent on the centres into services to support the survivors of modern slavery, trafficking, and domestic violence. Under her plans, private companies would also be banned from running detention centres. “The Windrush scandal goes...

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Published By: huffingtonpost - Wednesday, 16 May