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Bail for Immigration Detainees

Bail for Immigration Detainees (BID) is an independent, national charity that exists to challenge immigration detention in the UK. We provide legal advice, information and representation on bail to people held in immigration detention and we aim to influence policy to ensure that people are only detained as a last resort and that such safeguards as exist against arbitrary detention are adhered to. We run a telephone helpline, disseminate a self-help book (How to Get out of Detention, available in 5 languages) and run bail workshops in detention centres. We also prepare and present in court a limited number of bail applications for the most vulnerable of people (e.g.  survivors of torture and parents separated from their children) and people who cannot be removed from the UK. We have a strategic approach to litigation and refer cases of unlawful detention for High Court action.