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People who are charged with immigration offences may be remanded in custody within the prison system but the majority of immigration detainees are housed in Immigration Removal Centres (IRC) on the assumption that they will be removed from the country within a short time. In the years from 2009 to

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Officials have the right to detain anyone suspected of committing an immigration offence, as well as people in the asylum system. Locally, this may include people who have strayed across the border without the correct visa, or asylum applicants who live in the community. Others are detained if it is

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People picked up in N Ireland used to be detained within the prison system locally but are now sent to Larne House Short-term Residential Holding Unit, Larne, Co. Antrim. These immigration detainees can be held at Larne for a maximum of seven days prior to the majority being removed directly

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Migration Observatory briefing, November 2013 Migration Observatory ‘policy primer’ on detention in the UK Liz Griffith, Prison by another name in Frontline Social Welfare Law Quarterly, 81, Autumn 2011 Refugee Action Group (RAG) Distant Voices, Shaken Lives; Human Stories of Immigration Detention from Northern Ireland NI Human Rights Commission Our Hidden Borders: The UK

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