Gay asylum group calls on Home Office to take 'urgent' action following critical report

Published: October 23, 2014

Scott Roberts
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Paul Dillane, executive director of the UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group (UKLGIG), made the remarks in response to a review by Sir John Vine, the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration.

Home Secretary Theresa May ordered the review by Sir John in March, following a leaked report published by The Observer revealing that asylum seekers continue to face degrading “interrogations” about their sex lives by Home Office staff.

Sir John found a fifth of interviews conducted by caseworkers contained some stereotyping and a tenth contained questions of an unsatisfactory nature.

The Chief Inspector expressed particular concern about the treatment of sexual identity cases in the Detained Fast Track (DFT) process.

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