15 June 2010

Review of UK immigration child detention in Glasgow

Visa Bureau is not affiliated with the Australian Government but is an independent UK company. Australian visas are available from the Australian Government at a lower cost or for free when you apply directly. Our comprehensive visa and immigration services include immigration advice from registered migration agents, a 100% success rate, document checking and expedited visa processing.

A wide-reaching review of the treatment of asylum seeker families with children has been launched in Glasgow by the UK Immigration Minister, Damian Green.

The UK Immigration minister is holding talks at the UK Border Agency's headquarters in the city with the aim to end the detention of children, a practice that has already been halted at at the Dungavel removal centre in Lanarkshire but continues in England.

The removal of detention for children was a Liberal Democrat manifesto commitment within days of coming into office, and while the detention of children at Dungavel immigration centre has ended families are still transferred to a similar centre in Bedfordshire.

Mr Green told BBC Radio Scotland, the review would look at various alternatives, including tagging.

He said: "I think the problem is trying to develop a system that can distinguish quickly, efficiently and fairly between genuine refugees and those who are just using the asylum system to come here as economic migrants. Regrettably a lot of people do abuse the system like that."


The UK Visa Bureau is an independent consulting company specialising in  helping people lodging their applications for a UK Visa with the British Embassy


Bookmark and Share