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PRESS RELEASE: Arora Hotels Back in Deportation Business

( London NoBorders, Monday 31 January 2011 ) London NoBorders has received information that the hotel Company Arora International [1] has started a second attempt to make money from the Home Office's deportation business. The company plans to use the site of a residential school for children with behavioural and learning difficulties in Pease Pottage, Crawley, Sussex owned by the Arora Group
subsidiary "The Crossroads Childrens (sic) Education Services Ltd.",
into an immigration detention facility. It is the second attempt by Arora Hotels to extend their business into detention following the company's failure to gain planning permission to turn one of their hotels in Crawley into a holding facility for immigrants in 2010. [2] Crawley Forest School has been told to vacant the property by 1 April 2011.

[video] Demonstration in Crawley, NoBorder Camp 2007

Final demonstration to Tinsley House detention centre at the end of the Noborder Camp at Gatwick airport, September 2007. [ 13:18 min ]

[video] Hello Crawley, 2007

"Welcome demonstration" on the first day during the Noborder Camp at Gatwick Airport, September 2007.

[video] Protest against WH Tours , Crawley

Protest against WH Tours , Crawley, a company which hires coaches for mass deportations, used to transport detainees from detention centres to airports.

Demo at WH Tours, Saturday 27th March


Public demo at WH Tours offices, Kelvin Way, Crawley
Saturday, 27th March 2010
Meet 11am at Crawley train station / 11.30am outside WH Tours. Bring banners and instruments.

Press Release: Immigration Centre Planning Permission Refused


Last night Crawley Borough Council Development Control Committee rejected by 14 votes to 1 the planning application by Arora International Hotels Ltd. for permission to convert the 254 bed Mercure Hotel in Povey Cross Road, Crawley into an immigration detention centre.