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  1. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Big Apple offers Hong Kong a good example of why it should embrace immigrants

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 04:47am by PERRY LAM

    ... Perry Lam Big Apple offers a good example of how to embrace the diversity and skills of immigrants You're worried mainlanders are taking over? Just take a look at New York These days ... the city that never sleeps maintains its status as the world's financial and cultural capital while taking in immigrants not only from China and Mexico but also India, Russia, Ecuador ...

  2. Department to hire 100 officers

    Posted Feb 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The government is continuing its efforts to attract the right people to join the Immigration Department. According to a spokesman, the department is looking to recruit about 100 ... the department. Minimum academic requirements for immigration officers are two passes in the HKALE, and Level 3 or Grade C or above in three subjects in the HKCEE, and they need to meet the language ...


    Immigration red tape thwarts HK skier's Olympic dream and points to eligibility headache ahead of Asian Games

    Posted Feb 08th 2014, 10:54pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... the requisite points. Now, his mum says, he has achieved those points, but finds the Immigration Department door firmly shut even though he had expressed his willingness to give up his Canadian ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Immigration red tape thwarts HK skier's Olympic dream and points to eligibility headache ahead of the Asian Games Passport debacle must be solved ...

  4. Comment - Letters

    Labour Department will not tolerate abuse of foreign domestic helpers

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:45am by LETTERS

    ... Labour Department will not tolerate abuse of foreign helpers I refer to the article in PostMagazine by Angharad Hampshire (" Maid to pay ", August 10). The government is fully ... as commission on successful placement. The same rule applies to local workers and migrant workers, including foreign domestic helpers. The Labour Department does not tolerate any abuse or overcharging ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Filipino maid's son born and raised in Hong Kong loses permanent residency bid

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 03:43pm by JULIE CHU

    ... Julie Chu julie.chu@scmp.com Court rules he and his mother, a Filipino maid, provided insufficient proof this was his home Teen born and raised in HK loses residency fight A teenager born and raised in Hong Kong as the son of a Filipino maid has lost his bid for permanent residency after the top court dismissed his challenge to an Immigration Department decision. A five-judge Court ...

  7. Canada cracks down on bogus marriages for immigration fraud

    Posted Sep 14th 2010, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... to help crack down on immigration fraud, including fake spousal sponsorships. This month, Canada's immigration department started accepting such applications online. Kenney is currently ... Dennis Eng Couples in southern China may sign up to wedded bliss, but if they are caught duping the Canadian immigration service they may not enjoy the honeymoon. Immigration fraud based ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Ruling may open up other rights to new immigrants

    Posted Dec 18th 2013, 05:46am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Ruling may open up other rights to new immigrants Some barristers and lawmakers warned yesterday's judgment could mean new immigrants were also eligible for other rights usually reserved for permanent residents. Non-permanent residents in Hong Kong- immigrants who have not yet lived in the city for seven years- are only entitled to some ...

  9. Maid fights expulsion for buying boss illegal smokes

    Posted Jun 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chris Ip chris.ip@scmp.com A domestic helper told to leave Hong Kong after being convicted of buying illegal cigarettes for her employer is challenging the Immigration Department in court. ... did not leave and 'lawyers cannot do anything' to help her, the paper says. The Guidebook for the Employment of Domestic Helpers from Abroad, which specifies immigration department ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Number of prisoners in Hong Kong hits record low

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 04:56am by Lana Lam

    ... the Correctional Services Department see the consequences of [actions of] the judiciary or immigration but I don't think they necessarily know why," he said. "Each part tends to know only ... and new Correctional Services Department figures show that last year, it was 99.5 days. As of June, the penal population was 8,906, made up of 7,249 inmates- those in prisons, drug treatment ...




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