Illegal Migration Bill: MPs back detention of unaccompanied children

Joe Lepper
Thursday, April 27, 2023

Children’s rights campaigners have criticised a decision by MPs to back the Illegal Migration Bill, which gives the government powers to detain unaccompanied asylum-seeking children for up to three days without a court order.

The bill allows children to be detained for up to 72 hours without a court order. Picture: Lydia Geissler/Adobe Stock
The bill allows children to be detained for up to 72 hours without a court order. Picture: Lydia Geissler/Adobe Stock

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