The Migration Statistics Quarterly Report: May 2020 was released today (21 May).

We welcome the fact that fewer people are in detention, but it’s concerning that 650 people were in detention for more than 28 days, including one person who was held for almost three years.

The figures also show that almost two-thirds of those released from detention were released back into the community, so their detention served no purpose.

It’s good news that the asylum grant rate by the Home Office has increased, but 59% of people had to wait for more than six months for a decision.