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  1. Born two weeks too early to get right of abode

    Posted Feb 05th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... card before November 1, 2001, are eligible to apply for right of abode. Tsoi turned 14 two weeks before her father obtained a Hong Kong identity card in 1985 so she doesn't qualify. Her case showed that the new immigration arrangement solved only part of the problem of split families, said Jackie Hung Ling-yu, who has helped right-of-abode claimants for a decade. 'We have ...

  2. 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. ...

  3. A city divided on right of abode

    Posted Oct 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Martin Wong martin.wong@scmp.com The landmark right-of-abode case for domestic helpers has split the city into two differing camps that include not only Hongkongers but the helpers ... Indonesia in 1989, takes a different view. 'I will definitely apply for the right of abode and I will try to find a job here if I can become a permanent resident,' she said. Now earning ...

  4. Right of abode despair

    Posted Jul 18th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter A right of abode parent weeps during a protest outside the Central Government Offices in Central yesterday. About 400 people, mostly elderly with children born on the mainland, rallied in temperatures of more than 33 degrees Celsius. The right of abode parents urged Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen to step in and help them to be reunited with their children, ...

  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 ...

  6. Bishop weighs in for right-of-abode seekers

    Posted Nov 05th 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Phyllis Tsang and Amy Nip The head of the Catholic Church in the city has put his weight behind right-of-abode seekers, urging the government to speed up family reunions for mainland ... denied abode rights for such children. The mainland's Public Security Bureau is set to allow non-permanent Hong Kong residents who have children living in the city to apply for one-year ...

  7. Priest in protest to mark right of abode decision

    Posted Jan 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... court to grant thousands of abode seekers the right to stay in the city. That judgment by the Court of Final Appeal on January 29, 1999 was overruled by the National People's Congress five ... separated because of the right of abode laws. Father Mella said he would remain outside the legislature for 10 nights until the anniversary candle-light vigil which will be held at Chater Garden ...

  8. Three more mainlanders finally win battle for right of abode

    Posted Oct 04th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... But judge rejects 19 cases and allegations of coercion by immigration officers A judge yesterday found three more mainlanders qualified for right of abode in Hong Kong under the Court ... right of abode. But the judge dismissed allegations of coercion. 'I was satisfied that while a good many applicants did have answers suggested to them, they were not wrongfully pressured ...

  9. 150 'absconders' still in hiding after losing right-of-abode fight

    Posted Jun 26th 2006, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... Sherry Lee As many as 150 failed right-of-abode applicants are still hiding in Hong Kong, unwilling to be separated from their parents four years after the deadline for them to return ... for Children's Right of Abode. 'They rely on their parents for a living, and stay in relatives' and friends' homes to avoid being arrested,' Mr Lin said. 'We dare not ask them ...

  10. Priest starts hunger strike for right-of-abode seekers

    Posted Jun 26th 2004, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... denied right of abode for thousands of mainland-born children of Hong Kong residents and marked the first such intervention by Beijing. The four-day hunger strike by Father Franco Mella, a key ... their parents acquired residency in Hong Kong were not entitled to abode. The decision overturned a January 1999 Court of Final Appeal ruling granting right of abode to Chinese citizens born outside ...




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