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  1. News - Hong Kong - SECURITY

    Face-recognition system for visitors to be used at border control

    Posted Nov 29th 2012, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Automated border clearance revamp to include new system to speed up processing times at control points, says Immigration Department Face-id plan for border checks The Immigration Department plans to introduce a face-recognition system in addition to fingerprint-checking currently used for incoming travellers using e-channels, according to a document ...

  2. Data leak points to Immigration Department

    Posted Jul 07th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam and Joshua But Files with private information believed to be from the Immigration Department were found on a popular file-sharing programme yesterday, one month after ... was included. A spokesman said last night the Immigration Department was looking into the information. 'The department highlights the importance to protect personal data privacy. We have stepped up ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIAL SECURITY

    Immigrant welfare claim totals uncover 'shocking' bias: lawmaker

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 03:42am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Immigrant welfare claims uncover 'shocking' bias More than 5,500 new immigrants have applied for welfare, out of an estimated 200,000 who ... then, the Social Welfare Department has received 5,567 CSSA applications from people who have lived in Hong Kong for two to seven years. About 15 groups and individuals spoke at the meeting, ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - DOMESTIC HELP

    Adviser says number of Indonesian maids will tumble in next five years

    Posted Nov 11th 2012, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... economy and education system prospers. Indonesians make up about half the city's foreign domestic helpers. According to the Immigration Department, there were 152,557 Indonesian and 149,009 ... in Hong Kong continues to grow, but the growth has slowed, according to Immigration Department statistics. The increase was 17,903 in 2010, but dropped to 14,280 last year. In September, domestic ...

  5. Immigration Department suspends Nepalese visa applications

    Posted Jun 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... ZHUANG PINGHUI Updated at 4.35pm: As part of a routine review of visas, the Immigration Department on Friday announced it would suspend visa applications by Nepalese nationals from next ... declined to give specific reasons on the change- saying the department was simply doing its routine reviews of visas. 'The department regularly reviews its visa policies and will take social ...

  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Obama in Texas as border surge of child immigrants called overwhelming

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 10:13am by Associated Press in Washington

    ... to stay if they reached the US. Juan Osuna, director of the executive office of immigration review at the Department of Justice, said that “we are facing the largest caseload that the agency has ... US$3.7 billion request, leaving any solution unclear. In Washington, Republican Senator John McCain, who has supported Obama’s stalled quest to remake the nation’s immigration laws, said he could ...

  7. Immigration Department warns of demands of Lunar New Year holidays

    Posted Jan 06th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... ROBIN KWONG Updated at 4.57pm: People wanting to travel overseas during the Chinese New Year holidays should apply for travel documents as early as possible, an Immigration Department ... and all Immigration branch offices. Applications for HKSAR passports can also be placed in drop boxes or submitted by post to the department. The normal processing time for a HKSAR passport is 15 ...

  8. Immigration Department warns employers about illegal labour

    Posted Dec 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... PAGGIE LEUNG Updated at 4.41pm: The Immigration Department warned employers to be careful when recruiting staff- following the arrest of 68 illegal mainland workers with false documents ... and one lost card were found on the mainlanders. It is suspected the illegal workers used the false documents to apply for jobs, local radio reported. A department commander Fung Pak-ho warned ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Immigration hit list forgets local parallel-goods traders

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

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com Immigration department says it has no right to regulate entry and exit of permanent residents No local illegal traders on the hit list The immigration chief has revealed for the first time that the department's list of suspected parallel-goods traders does not feature any Hong Kong people, despite them accounting for the bulk ...

  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US officials say 100,000 immigrants face losing health-care insurance

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 10:45pm by WASHPOST

    ... The Washington Post 100,000 immigrants risk eligibility and many more face loss of premium assistance Many face the loss of US health insurance US health officials say more than 100,000 immigrants who bought health-care plans through the federal insurance exchange will have their coverage cut off at the end of the month, because they failed to provide proof by the September ...




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