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UK: Lesbian asylum seeker faces imminent deportation to Uganda

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  1. Have the UKBA not learned anything from the case of Jackie Nanyonjo?

    And just what kind of evidence do they expect anyone to produce? It really is absurd.

  2. my partner works for an IRC in the uk and sees on a daily basis immigrants claiming to be LGBT to stay in the country when in fact they arent at all. this woman isnt being deported because the ukba are homophobic she is being deported because shes in this country illigally. my partner and I are a lesbian couple and fully support LGBT people but when you are using it to stay in the country then its not on.

    1. how do you know these people aren’t LGBT? How would you suggest LGBT people prove themselves?

      1. Sister Mary Clarence 18 Jun 2013, 4:23pm

        Took the words right out of my mouth. How exactly does your partner know, and even if she did know, how appropriate it is for he to be discussing it with you, for you to start mouthing off about it online?

        Quite frankly your partner is hardly likely to come home from work telling you she has deported someone who was quite clearly gay or lesbian because of pressure to keep the numbers down.

        Anyone claiming asylum whose home country is Uganda (whether genuine or not) is at risk of persecution as a result of their application.

        This woman has been incarcerated while he claim was assessed – a matter of public record. She will then be flown back to Uganda chaperoned by agents of UKBA, again a matter of public record.

        The expression handed on a plate springs to mind.

        Personally I’d be ashamed to post on here that my partner was involved in this type of behaviour.

        This

        1. my partner DOES NOT mistreat or abuse or deport anyone in her care, she simply looks after them whilst they are being detained in this country illegally once they have served a prison sentence for a conviction of theft, murder, rape etc

    2. We don’t know for sure that she is gay. But how on earth do you prove to a judge that you are gay? The fact that LGBT people are constantly being asked by immigration judges to prove their sexuality.

      She may have outstayed her visa (if she had one, which the report here doesn’t say) then there must be a reason for this.

    3. Sister Mary Clarence 18 Jun 2013, 7:54pm

      Had to post a further reply to this as its hacked me off so much.

      Teresa May has made it clear that UKBA is failing to act on the wishes of government.

      There have been quite a number of high profile cases where the courts have over ruled the UKBA and provided a reprieve to gay and lesbian victims of an over zealous agency.

      The UKBA was split up because of rank incompetence.

      The UKBA failed to implement instructions to record numbers of applications on the grounds of sexuality that were refused in order that the government could collect statistics.

      The Home Affairs Select Committee slammed UKBA chief Lin Homer for her catastrophic leadership failure.

      So in short CK, you recounting the views of your partner who is involved in the shambles really isn’t going to convince me. My heart goes out though to the poor souls your partner and her colleagues have mistreated and abused when deciding their fate.

      1. my partner DOES NOT mistreat or abuse or deport anyone in her care, she simply looks after them whilst they are being detained in this country illegally once they have served a prison sentence for a conviction of theft, murder, rape etc

  3. D/isgu=sting pract=ices 18 Jun 2013, 4:19pm

    Perhaps when she gets back to Uganda she can obey the laws of the land, just as B&B owners must do in the UK.
    She should have no problems then.

    1. Sister Mary Clarence 18 Jun 2013, 4:25pm

      I’ll tell you what, why don’t we send you instead – I’m sure the gays are less ‘in your face’ over there, and you would fit right in.

      1. Hear hear.

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