ILW.COM - the immigration portal Immigration Daily

Home Page


Immigration Daily

Archives

Processing times

Immigration forms

Discussion board

Resources

Blogs

Twitter feed

Immigrant Nation

Attorney2Attorney

CLE Workshops

Immigration books

Advertise on ILW

VIP Network

EB-5

移民日报

About ILW.COM

Connect to us

Make us Homepage

Questions/Comments


SUBSCRIBE

Immigration Daily


Chinese Immig. Daily




The leading
immigration law
publisher - over
50000 pages of
free information!
Copyright
1995-
ILW.COM,
American
Immigration LLC.

View RSS Feed

Jason Dzubow on Political Asylum

Czech Republic Subjects Asylum Seekers to a “Gay” Test

Rate this Entry

According to a report from Pink News, Europe's Largest Gay News Service, the Czech Republic uses a test to determine whether asylum seekers are really gay.  The test involves a cleverly-named device known as a "phallometer," which measures arousal.  The theory is that if a man (the test only works for people with phalluses) who claims to be gay becomes aroused while watching heterosexual pornography, then he is not really gay.  Yes, this is about as dumb as it sounds.


Although testing erections seems ridiculous, the problem of asylum seekers lying to obtain status is well known.  Certainly some asylum seekers falsely claim to be gay in order to win their cases.  I had a case once of a Russian woman who falsely claimed to be a lesbian.  Her case was denied by the Asylum Office, and she hired me to represent her in Immigration Court, where she was filing for adjustment of status based on her marriage (to a man).  We admitted that she lied on her asylum application and she applied for a waiver, which was granted.


Click here to read the remainder of this blog post.

Submit "Czech Republic Subjects Asylum Seekers to a “Gay” Test" to Facebook Submit "Czech Republic Subjects Asylum Seekers to a “Gay” Test" to Twitter Submit "Czech Republic Subjects Asylum Seekers to a “Gay” Test" to Google Submit "Czech Republic Subjects Asylum Seekers to a “Gay” Test" to StumbleUpon Submit "Czech Republic Subjects Asylum Seekers to a “Gay” Test" to Reddit Submit "Czech Republic Subjects Asylum Seekers to a “Gay” Test" to Digg Submit "Czech Republic Subjects Asylum Seekers to a “Gay” Test" to del.icio.us

Tags: None Add / Edit Tags

Comments

  1. Honza Prchal's Avatar
    Prosecutors used these things in the 1980s sexual abuse of children prosecutions - many of which turned out to be false, though not generally because of these devices.

    A perhaps more pertinent problem is that gay teens in the US and Western Europe are more likely to have become or gotten someone pregnant in the previous year than other teens, even other teens who act out sexually.

    At least for many of them, the difference ain't arousal.
Put Free Immigration Law Headlines On Your Website

Immigration Daily: the news source for legal professionals. Free! Join 35000+ readers Enter your email address here: