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  1. Removing automatic right of abode would deter tsunami of cross-border births

    Posted Jan 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... prominently in the news. It boils down to the question of legitimate domicile in Hong Kong and the awarding of the right of abode to every child born here. If children born here (when neither parent was a permanent resident) were not given automatic consideration of right of abode, would mainlanders still flock to the city to give birth? I suspect that over time the numbers coming over the border ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/990102/removing-automatic-right-abode-would-deter-tsunami-cross-border-births
  2. Foreign helpers know right from the start they will not get right of abode

    Posted Aug 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... but isn't it unconvincing when they know right from the start that their stay will not be counted towards permanent residence? There is no question of racism here. Any nationality be it Filipino ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/975602/foreign-helpers-know-right-start-they-will-not-get-right-abode
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong needs to prepare for mainland Chinese children with right of abode

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... services. They have increased our population by at least 170,000 since the highest court in 2001 upheld their right of abode. Their numbers will grow by hundreds a month until next year, when ... counterparts, but they had every right to be applying. Their sons and daughters are also citizens. That our Basic Law guarantees that right and the associated benefits to every child born in our city, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1062015/leung-chun-ying-needs-prepare-mainland-children-right-abode
  4. HK must seek Beijing ruling on right of abode for maids, Ip says

    Posted Oct 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Peter So peter.so@scmp.com The government should seek a central government interpretation of the Basic Law over the right of abode ruling concerning foreign domestic workers, lawmaker ... it would appeal and that officials would ask for the court's permission to suspend the processing and approval of all right-of-abode applications filed by domestic helpers in the meantime. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/980814/hk-must-seek-beijing-ruling-right-abode-maids-ip-says
  5. Quality of work is beside the point in right of abode for domestic helpers

    Posted Aug 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... However, the problem we now face is a socio-economic one, as immigration control usually is. It is internationally accepted that all jurisdictions have the right to control the flow of people ... the right to permanent residence. Hong Kong now faces a crisis. There is a possibility that 125,000 foreign domestic helpers who have been in Hong Kong for at least seven years can apply ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/976472/quality-work-beside-point-right-abode-domestic-helpers
  6. Time for right-of-abode restrictions to be eased

    Posted Dec 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to drastically reduce the number of years required for the right of abode. Two to three years are the international norm. As the mainland prospers, more of its people become highly trained and educated. ... in Taiwan- are expected to benefit from the new rules. Dr Lai has rightly observed that the current system is not only inhumane, but that it violates human rights. The strenuous conditions deter ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/663309/time-right-abode-restrictions-be-eased
  7. Right of abode controversy

    Posted Mar 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kong residents satisfied the eligibility for right of abode, as at least one of their parents was a Hong Kong permanent resident at the time of their birth. Up to now, the government has issued ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/449206/right-abode-controversy
  8. Migrants invest $1.69b for right of abode

    Posted Nov 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... settle in Hong Kong if they invest $6.5 million in the city. They become eligible for the right of abode after seven years. The department has approved 231 of 582 applications from hopefuls ... poured a total of $1.69 billion into Hong Kong in return for the right to live here. At least three of them have spent a combined $100 million on flats in the Mid-Levels. The investment figures ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/477097/migrants-invest-169b-right-abode
  9. Talkback

    Posted Oct 01st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the court case has indeed lived in Hong Kong for at least seven years, but she has been working as a domestic helper. She has no legal right of abode in Hong Kong. The Filipina's claim of right ... had the right of abode, the 210,000 domestic helpers would rush to claim permanent residency. This would certainly increase population pressure on Hong Kong. One can hardly think ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/429719/talkback
  10. Filipino maid's children win residency

    Posted Feb 20th 2006, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... domestic helper were granted right of abode. Hong Kong-born Dariel Domingo, 13, and his sister, Darlene, 11- who study at local schools, speak Cantonese and read and write Chinese- were granted right of abode on February 3. The children are due to collect their Hong Kong permanent identity cards tomorrow. Mark Daly, a human rights lawyer who helped the children, said: 'What ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/537197/filipino-maids-children-win-residency

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