We want people being held in Detention to know that there is a service available to assist them in their plight.
(PRWEB UK) 21 January 2013
A Kings Court Chambers review of its services has moved the Birmingham based law firm to offer assistance to a number of immigrants, being held in UK Immigration Detention Centres, in order to provide them with much needed support and guidance as well as ensuring that their Human Rights are protected.
It’s understood that 1,500 foreign criminals are being held, across a number of holding centres, beyond the terms of their sentence as they appeal against deportation and removal from Britain.
A statement from Kings Court Chambers said: “These people have made an appeal for help and rather than seeing the situation dealt with, people are made to suffer needlessly and it also costs Britain tens of millions of pounds to keep them behind bars.”
A spokesperson for Kings Court Chambers said: “We want people being held in Immigration Detention to know that there is a service available to assist them in their plight. Regardless of their circumstances, these prisoners are people, with families and friends who worry for them. We want to answer their appeal for assistance.”
Revelations of the 1,500 being held beyond the duration of their sentence emerged as a result of Tory MP, Priti Patel, posing a question to Parliament.
Following the discovery Mark Harper, the UK Immigration Minister, said: “Back in September 2012, 547 foreign national offenders were detained by the UK Border Agency in prisons following completion of their custodial sentence. A further 919 foreign national offenders were detained beyond the end of their sentence in Immigration removal centres.”
However, Mr Harper could not be certain on how long each prisoner had been held beyond the term of their sentence.
Kings Court Chambers said: “We urge any person being held by UK Immigration to get in contact with us via our website, http://www.kingscourtchambers.com, as we can provide support, with expert Barristers available who deal solely with these case types.”
Do you have a friend or loved one being held by UK Immigration? Kings Court Chambers would like to hear from you. Our service is available 24/7 to offer guidance and support with any Immigration matter.
Kings Court Chambers specialise in public access work in UK and European immigration law, nationality and asylum law. Kings Court Chambers has Immigration Barristers who deal with all types of immigration cases, simple or complex, across the many fields of Immigration law including: entry clearance, leave to remain, settlement, removal, deportation and detention, and covering visits, education, employment and family reunion.