A flight chartered by Hong Kong immigration authorities to send 68 unsuccessful asylum seekers back to Vietnam boards on December 29, 2017. Photo: Handout A flight chartered by Hong Kong immigration authorities to send 68 unsuccessful asylum seekers back to Vietnam boards on December 29, 2017. Photo: Handout
A flight chartered by Hong Kong immigration authorities to send 68 unsuccessful asylum seekers back to Vietnam boards on December 29, 2017. Photo: Handout
Raquel Amador
Opinion

Opinion

Raquel Amador and Chloe Fung

Hong Kong immigration bill: baseless rhetoric on refugees only hurts the most vulnerable

  • Particularly since 2016, refugees have been scapegoated and detained to suit the political platforms of certain lawmakers
  • Rhetoric that has no basis in data translates into very real consequences for vulnerable migrants in our city, and it is refugees who pay the price

A flight chartered by Hong Kong immigration authorities to send 68 unsuccessful asylum seekers back to Vietnam boards on December 29, 2017. Photo: Handout A flight chartered by Hong Kong immigration authorities to send 68 unsuccessful asylum seekers back to Vietnam boards on December 29, 2017. Photo: Handout
A flight chartered by Hong Kong immigration authorities to send 68 unsuccessful asylum seekers back to Vietnam boards on December 29, 2017. Photo: Handout
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Raquel Amador

Raquel Amador

Raquel Amador is a Hong Kong-based legal researcher specializing in refugee and migrants’ rights. She is working on a three-year project researching immigration detention and vulnerable migrants at the Faculty of Law in the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Chloe Fung

Chloe Fung

Chloe Fung is a researcher with a particular interest in data analysis and visualisation to advance rights protection. She is working on a three-year project researching immigration detention and vulnerable migrants at the Faculty of Law in the Chinese University of Hong Kong.