End Immigration Detention
This Christmas, we need your help
Most people held in detention because of immigration procedures have never committed a crime.
There is strong evidence that detention is harmful for people’s physical and mental health.
Detention is often justified to enforce returns of irregularly staying migrants. However, there is no evidence that the enforcement of returns increases with the use of detention.
Alternatives to detention exist. They are effective, humane and affordable and should be used.
Detention of migrants and asylum seekers is not necessary. The EU and its Member States should invest in manifestly more cost-efficient, more humane and more effective measures instead. We should leverage the experience gained from alternatives to detention and work toward an EU that leaves no one behind.
Detention visitor testimonies
This Christmas, support people that are alone in immigration detention centres. You can help us end immigration detention with a donation to JRS or you can volunteer your time by contacting JRS offices.
If you are interested in volunteering, contact JRS office in your country: