Definition of 'transgender' in compiling statistics on immigration detainees

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Dear Immigration Department,

I am writing to make an information request regarding transgender detainees in immigration detention facilities. May I know,

A) How does the Immigration Department define ‘transgender’ in the context of compiling statistics such as the 'number of transgender detainees' in Castle Peak Bay Immigration Centre on a given day (ex. End of month date)?

Thank you kindly for your help with this matter.

Yours faithfully,

Gigi Lo

Immigration Department

Our Reference: L/M (2) in ImmD CIC/6-5/10 (R) Pt.7

Dear Gigi Lo,

Our department has received your application for access to information on
12.05.2022. Your application is now under processing. According to
paragraph 1.16 of the Code on Access to Information, our department will
inform you of the latest progress of the case separately on or before
01.06.2022.

If you have any enquiry, please contact the undersigned via this email.

Best Regards,

CHEUNG Kai-ho
for Director of Immigration

Immigration Department

Our Reference: L/M (2) in ImmD CIC/6-5/10 (R) Pt.7

Dear Gigi Lo,

I refer to your request for access to information on 12 May 2022 and our
interim reply to you on 20 May 2022.  I hereby provide you with the
following information.

In general, detainees at the Castle Peak Bay Immigration Centre ("CIC")
will be separated according to their gender on identity documents.  For
transgender detainees, CIC will arrange medical officers to confirm their
physical conditions in order to arrange suitable custodial environment
with due regard to their wishes and best interest.

I hope the information is useful to you.

Best Regards,

LEI Wa-yan
for Director of Immigration