SDS is Recruiting!

SOAS Detainee Support attempts to break the isolation of immigration detention, and supports people to take control of their cases and resist their imprisonment and deportation.  Our vision is a world with no borders or incarceration. We are currently recruiting two part-time coordinators to facilitate the group’s support for individuals in Read more…

2022: Resisting the rise of racist facism

SDS is ready for another year of fighting for the rights of migrants against an increasingly hostile environment. Facing a range of repressive policies – from the recent opening of the new detention centre for women (Derwentside IRC) to possible offshore detention camps – building solidarity against borders and prisons Read more…

StopTUI Campaign Success

In early 2021, a campaign was launched by a coalition of groups, coordinated by SOAS Detainee Support (SDS), targeting the airline and holiday company TUI. The campaign’s goal was to end TUI’s complicity in the Home Office’s Hostile Environment. For around two years, TUI was the main airline flying mass Read more…

Bird flying a banner that says 'NO BORDERS NO PRISONS'

SDS statement on the Bristol Protest

On Sunday, 21st March 2021, the police in Bristol responded to protests with horrific violence. We condemn both the police’s use of violence and brutality towards protesters as well as anyone that has attempted to delegitimise the #KillTheBill protests by denouncing violent protests. SDS applauds and are in solidarity with Read more…