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  1. News - China Insider - OVERSEAS CHINESE

    US police department begins using Sina Weibo to engage Chinese immigrants

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 01:37pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... Jeremy Blum jeremy.blum@scmp.com California's Alhambra Police Department is the first US law enforcement agency to use Chinese social media While many law enforcement agencies in the United States have slowly embraced social media by releasing news alerts on Facebook and Twitter, the Alhambra Police Department in southern California is the first to open an account on Sina ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1386922/us-police-department-begins-using-sina-weibo-engage-chinese
  2. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Hong Kong's immigration department challenges boy’s right to abode ruling

    Posted Sep 12th 2013, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... the courts in a challenge launched by the Immigration Department. James McAllister, 11, was born in 2002 to a Hong Kong permanent resident who married a British man, court papers show. James' ... Chan Hei-yee failed three times to get him a permanent identity card from the department, but succeeded in June before an appeal tribunal. The director of immigration, in his capacity ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1308524/hong-kongs-immigration-department-challenges-boys-right-abode-ruling
  3. News - Hong Kong - CROSS-BORDER CO-OPERATION

    Mobile app designed to help travellers avoid crowds at border checkpoints

    Posted Dec 05th 2013, 06:37pm

    ... Darren Wee darren.wee@scmp.com The Immigration Department on Thursday launched a free mobile application to help travellers choose the least congested route in or out of the city. The Hong ... and tablets. It also contains the addresses and office hours of all Immigration Department offices and control points, a list of countries Hong Kong passport-holders can enter without visas, visitor ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1373783/mobile-app-designed-help-travellers-avoid-crowds-border-checkpoints
  4. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Asylum seekers want better screening from Immigration Department

    Posted Apr 28th 2013, 12:00am by JOLIE HO; JOANNA CHIU

    ... for the rights of those seeking protection, said the Immigration Department's rate of recognition of claims was effectively zero. "The recognition rate is only 0.02 per cent [of all claimants] … The department's screening fails to identify victims," he said. According to Immigration Department figures, five torture claims have been accepted since December 2009, and 3,110 rejected. About 4,350 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1224917/asylum-seekers-want-better-screening-immigration-department
  5. News - Hong Kong

    Immigration Department looking into claims of 'improper belly taps'

    Posted Mar 23rd 2013, 11:04am by Chris Luo

    ... Checkpoint officers allegedly told suspected pregnant women to press their stomachs The Immigration Department is looking into claims that some mainland women were treated inappropriately ... permits, he said. The Immigration Department told the Post it was looking into the claims. The Hong Kong government has been facing pressure from locals to tighten checks on expectant mainlanders ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1197903/immigration-department-looking-claims-improper-belly-taps
  6. News - Hong Kong

    Immigration Department to end visitor passport stamps

    Posted Feb 08th 2013, 03:48pm by Simpson Cheung

    ... Visitors to Hong Kong will no longer have their passports stamped by border control officers from next month, the Immigration Department said on Friday. Instead, they will be issued ... is to improve efficiency and prevent mistakes, the department said. The new HK$30 million system will save each visitor, on average, three seconds at the border when entering the city, Assistant ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1146055/immigration-department-end-visitor-passport-stamps
  7. News - Hong Kong - RIGHTS

    Immigration chief gives Sri Lankan refugee temporary right to work in HK

    Posted Apr 16th 2013, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... A torture claimant received a temporary work permit from the Immigration Department just a day before he is to lodge a legal challenge against the department in the city's top court today. The Sri Lankan is the first torture claimant to be allowed to work in the city. His lawyer, Mark Daly, said a letter from the Immigration Department arrived at the law firm yesterday, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1215575/immigration-chief-gives-sri-lankan-refugee-temporary-right-work-hk
  8. News - Hong Kong

    Big rise in rejection of torture claimants

    Posted Feb 21st 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... in their home countries over the past three years, official figures reveal. The Immigration Department's screening process for torture claimants was ruled to break local laws and international ... said. It did not address the court's ruling in its Legco response but said immigration officers would adhere to "the 'highest standards of fairness' as required ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1154845/big-rise-rejection-torture-claimants
  9. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Immigration hit list forgets local parallel-goods traders

    Posted Feb 09th 2013, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Immigration department says it has no right to regulate entry and exit of permanent residents The immigration chief has revealed for the first time that the department's list ... of all parallel-goods traders were local residents, while the rest were mainlanders. But director of Immigration Eric Chan Kwok-ki said all the names identified were visitors to the city, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1146278/immigration-hit-list-forgets-local-parallel-goods-traders
  10. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    330 welfare claims from recent immigrants after court's CSSA ruling

    Posted Dec 21st 2013, 05:04am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com 330 claims from new immigrants after ruling Some 330 recent immigrants have applied for welfare since the top court ruled on Tuesday that it is unconstitutional to withhold it from them, the Labour and Welfare Bureau revealed at a Legislative Council meeting yesterday. The number of daily applications from recent immigrants since the ruling has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1387182/330-welfare-claims-recent-immigrants-after-courts-cssa-ruling

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