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Immigration to the United Kingdom

Man jailed 18 months for burning welfare form

An unemployed man has been sentenced to 1? years in jail for setting an application form on fire inside a social welfare office after his welfare payments were terminated.

Saturday, 12 May, 2012, 12:00am

Training stepped up after assaults against immigration officers rise

The Immigration Department has stepped up self-defence training for its frontline officers after a drastic rise in assaults by travellers at checkpoints.

The department recorded eight cases of officers being assaulted at different ports in the first half of this year, compared with three cases recorded in the whole of 2010.

1 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Helper couple join abode fight

A Filipino couple who have been working in Hong Kong as domestic workers since the 1980s and who have had three children in the city are seeking a judicial review of the government's decision to deny them right of abode.

8 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Charges against refugees within policy, court told

The government yesterday said it had acted within the law when it charged dozens of refugees and torture claimants who had allegedly been working while remaining illegally in the city, saying the court should overturn an earlier ruling to the contrary.

28 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

IELTS to be used in British points-based system

The IELTS exam has been given the stamp of approval for use in the British immigration system.

15 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Results of quality migrant scheme please panel, despite quota shortfall

Competition for talent is intense the world over and an uptake of less than a quarter of the annual quota of 1,000 admissions to a quality migrant scheme since June last year was satisfactory, an advisory panel has said.

The Immigration Department had received 992 applications by Monday. Of the 356 who were eligible, 238 received approval to migrate to the city.

21 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

The Empire in black and white

Often described as Britain's black Roddy Doyle, Andrea Levy prefers to call herself 'the bastard child of Empire'. 'When I say I'm English, it's not an act of patriotism, it's almost an act of defiance ... I'm the bastard child Britain doesn't really want to acknowledge,' she says.

18 Apr 2004 - 12:00am

Work ruling: It's the international norm

I refer to the article headlined 'Dependant visa rules may harm HK's allure' (South China Morning Post, July 12).

I disagree with the assertions made by many of the chambers of commerce in the article.

14 Jul 2003 - 12:00am

Immigration staff doing difficult job

I refer to the report headlined 'Women tells of terror over arrests' (South China Morning Post, May 9).

It described how one of the right-of-abode claimants described her 'terror' as she watched footage of fellow claimants being arrested in their homes.

13 May 2002 - 12:00am

Human rights 'are not a luxury'

A legislator has criticised security chief Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee for treating human rights as a 'luxury' by saying that rights advocated by the Catholic Church might only exist in heaven.

Margaret Ng Ngoi-yee also urged the Government to exercise its discretionary power in handling abode cases more often.

6 May 2002 - 12:00am

Police swoop on abode protesters

More than 300 police and immigration officers yesterday cleared dozens of abode seekers from Chater Garden after protesters trapped Secretary for Security Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee in her car for an hour on Wednesday night.

26 Apr 2002 - 12:00am

Restraint needed

However justified their case to stay may be, right of abode seekers and their supporters unwisely allowed emotions to get the better of them when they trapped Secretary for Security Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee inside her car on Wednesday.

26 Apr 2002 - 12:00am

Abode still in the balance for 357

The fate of 357 of the more than 5,000 abode seekers involved in this year's Court of Final Appeal ruling still hangs in the balance, the court heard yesterday.

9 Apr 2002 - 12:00am

100 abode seekers to defy order

At least 100 unsuccessful right-of-abode claimants are planning to defy an order requiring them to report to the Immigration Department for repatriation on Monday.

The 100 are among the first batch of mainlanders to face being returned, with Sunday marking the end of a grace period under which those who go back to China will suffer no penalty.

26 Mar 2002 - 12:00am

Curb on forgery of abode papers

New bail documents with improved security features are being issued to unsuccessful right-of-abode claimants to guard against forgeries in the run-up to the operation to remove them next month.

22 Mar 2002 - 12:00am