People who have been in detention and successfully stopped their deportations are being called for a public meeting ion stopping deportations. The meeting, Stop deportations, is scheduled to be held on 25 February 2012 and is aimed at making links with organisations in Peckham to help build a movement against the detention and deportation of migrants.
It will be held between 3-5pm at Peckham Library, second floor, 122 Peckham Hill Street, London SE15 5JR
London NoBorders say they are calling the public meeting to stop deportations to Nigeria, Jamaica, Ghana, Afghanistan, DR Congo, Sri Lanka… and hear from people who have been in detention and successfully stopped their deportations
The meeting will also share experiences and discuss strategies to stop deportations
It is significant as mass deportations from the UK happen almost every week. According to London NoBorders, the UK Border Agency charters flights to deport 50 – 100 people to Nigeria, Jamaica, Ghana, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka and other countries. Each flight costs £150,000 of public money that the Government pays to private companies who profit from detaining and deporting people.
A flight in December to Nigeria expelled 76 people who were escorted by 140 private security guards. Some had lived in the UK for decades & many faced destitution, homelessness and persecution on return.
Stop Deportation Network and London No Borders are groups that campaign against border controls. `We want to make more links with people and organisations in Peckham to build a strong movement against the detention and deportation of migrants’, the organisers added.