A teenage abode seeker has been deported to the mainland three days before she was due to appear in court for an appeal hearing over her application to stay in Hong Kong. Hui Wan-lung said yesterday he was worried about the safety of his daughter, Yuk-sum, 18, after she was sent across the border to Shenzhen without his knowledge on Monday evening. He said his daughter had gone to the Immigration Department's office in Kowloon City with a letter concerning her appeal hearing to apply for a new bail document. Her old document had expired five months ago. 'I only received a call from her last night telling me that she had been deported and is somewhere in Shenzhen now,' her father said. 'Since then, I have not heard from her and I am very worried as she has no relatives and friends up there and her registered permanent residence on the mainland was cancelled a long time ago.' Mr Hui, a security guard, said Yuk-sum arrived from Fujian on a two-way permit three years ago. Her application to be reunited with her family was cancelled in 1997 following changes to residency laws by the Hong Kong government. The family challenged the changes in court this year but lost the case. Mr Hui said immigration officials had told his daughter during the deportation that he could represent her at the appeal hearing tomorrow. Sze Lai-shan, a community organiser with the Society for Community Organisation, said she was outraged by the rushed deportation. The Security Bureau said yesterday that, in general, abode seekers could not use legally groundless lawsuits to delay lawful repatriation. About 120 abode seekers and their families yesterday marched in a mock funeral procession from Immigration Tower in Wan Chai to the government headquarters in Central in memory of abode seeker Hui Lau-fai, 20. Hui jumped to his death from his family's 22nd-floor flat in Ma On Shan last Thursday after learning his two brothers and a sister had returned to the mainland after losing their abode fight. He was earlier diagnosed as suffering from mental illness and had begun treatment in hospital.