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Illegal Immigration

Illegal workers in Saudi Arabia rush to sign up for amnesty

Illegal foreign workers in Saudi Arabia, mostly Asians, are in a race against time to take advantage of an amnesty ending on Tuesday. Photo: EPA

Illegal foreign workers in Saudi Arabia, mostly Asians, are in a race against time to take advantage of an amnesty ending tomorrow that will allow them to stay or return home without prosecution.

Tuesday, 2 July, 2013, 3:09am

Chinese family arrested illegally entering Guam in small boat

Five Chinese nationals, including two children, are suspected of using a small inflatable boat to illegally enter Guam.

On Tuesday, a Guam National Wildlife Refuge park ranger spotted a two-year-old, a 14-year-old, their parents and another man in an area of the refuge, which includes Ritidian beach, a popular tourist haven, the Pacific Daily News reported.

6 Jun 2013 - 1:49am

US senate vote helps illegal immigrants take first step to citizenship

Far-reaching legislation to grant a chance at citizenship to millions of immigrants living illegally in the United States cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee on a solid bipartisan vote after supporters sidestepped a controversy over the rights of gay spouses.

23 May 2013 - 5:38am

US Senators close to deal on immigration reform

A mock resident alien card on show in Los Angeles. Photo: Reuters

A bipartisan group of US lawmakers is on the cusp of introducing the most sweeping immigration reform in a quarter century, in what could amount to a dramatic victory for President Barack Obama.

12 Apr 2013 - 3:56am

City Digest, January 21, 2013

Marine police stopped a sampan carrying 10 mainlanders in Deep Bay, Lau Fau Shan, at 5am yesterday.

21 Jan 2013 - 4:59am

Veterans who fled mainland for Hong Kong in 1970s tell their stories

Some illegal immigrants were allowed to stay if they made it to Hong Kong but others were returned, distraught, across the border. Photos: SMP, Illustration: Brian Wang

Mok was just 26 when, despondent and demoralised, he decided he had no future on the mainland and would try to flee to Hong Kong.

7 Jan 2013 - 11:31am 7 comments

Israel finishes bulk of work on fence along border with Egypt

A section of the border fence Israel has erected along its border with Egypt (left). Photo: EPA

Two years after construction began, Israel has finished the bulk of the work on a fence along its border with Egypt.

Closing off the rambling, 225-kilometre desert border would prevent the "unfettered flow of illegal infiltrators, the smuggling of drugs and weapons", said the Ministry of Defence, which oversaw the US$400 million engineering challenge.

4 Jan 2013 - 5:13am

Briefs, September 27, 2012

Jerry Brown arrives at Google in a driverless car to sign the bill.

UK judge sets date for phone hacking trial

27 Sep 2012 - 3:57am

Law to hit visitors working illegally

The top legislature has begun discussing a draft law aimed at cracking down on foreigners illegally entering, working or staying on the mainland.

The law will also set out how qualified foreigners can secure permanent residency.

27 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

In Brief

Man drowns at Golden Beach in Tuen Mun

21 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Letters

Raw deal for migrant labour in Malaysia

In the article 'A united effort' (March 23), Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak outlined plans for the development of Malaysia's economy in which he stressed that fairness and equity must be core principles.

1 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Tighter visa controls likely for foreigners working in Guangdong

Guangdong will tighten 'management and control' of foreigners living in the province after an unprecedented protest by African people in Guangzhou last year.

Delivering a work report at the opening session of the Guangdong people's congress yesterday, Governor Huang Huahua said authorities would strengthen and improve social management this year to control foreigners.

30 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Eight IIs, snakehead caught off Sai Kung

Police detained eight South Asian illegal immigrants off Sai Kung yesterday, the first arrests since a law came into force barring asylum seekers from working in the city while waiting for cases to be processed.

30 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Officers at farewell feast were on duty, says deputy police chief

Most of the marine police officers attending a seafood feast on Po Toi Island on Thursday were on duty, the deputy commissioner of police said yesterday.

Andy Tsang Wai-hung was responding to criticism that officers had used a HK$10 million police launch to take them to the island for a farewell party. Media reports of the incident prompted a marine police inquiry.

8 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Police intercept second boatload of illegal immigrants in 48 hours

Police intercepted another boatload of South Asian illegal immigrants yesterday, the second in 48 hours, and officials expect more will come in the next few weeks as the government strives to amend a law to stop asylum seekers from working in the city.

19 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

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