Guidance

Immigration Act: part 3 - enforcement

Part 3 of the Immigration Act concerns enforcement.

Documents

Enforcement officer powers: factsheet

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Immigration bail: factsheet

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Vulnerable people in detention: factsheet

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Immigration bail: automatic referrals: factsheet

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Detention of pregnant women: factsheet

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Duty to supply information to Secretary of State: factsheet

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Power to supply information to Secretary of State: factsheet

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Details

Part 3 of the act will strengthen our immigration enforcement response by:

  • creating new powers for immigration officers, including search and seizure
  • delivering on the manifesto commitment to tag all foreign criminals who are not detained but awaiting deportation
  • reforming the legal framework to simplify the conditions that apply to illegal migrants who are not detained
  • putting a new policy (the “adults at risk” policy) in place which will change the way in which the Home Office makes decisions on the immigration detention, for the purposes of removal, of vulnerable people
  • placing a 72 hour time limit on the detention of pregnant women, extendable to up to a week with ministerial authorisation.
  • guaranteeing independent judicial oversight for immigration detainees (other than deportation and national security cases) after at least 4 months in detention, and at future 4 monthly intervals from their last bail consideration
Published 17 September 2015
Last updated 12 July 2016 + show all updates
  1. New Immigration Act factsheets on enforcement.
  2. Updated factsheets.
  3. First published.