BID were asked to comment after the Home Office were once again forced to pay out tens of thousands of pounds to a victim of modern slavery after their detention was found to be unlawful.
Pierre Makhluf, BID assistant director, spoke to the Independent and said:
“Despite the government’s claim to be a world leader in the fight against modern slavery, victims of trafficking are detained in the hundreds.
“The Home Office will always see vulnerable adults and victims of trauma primarily through the lens of immigration enforcement. We ask how a Home Office that is institutionally obsessed with forcibly removing people from the country can possibly discharge its duty to protect victims of trafficking.”
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