Senator Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas, objected legislation that would give Hongkongers special refugee status. Photo: Bloomberg
Senator Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas, objected legislation that would give Hongkongers special refugee status. Photo: Bloomberg

Hong Kong-based activists mostly silent after US Senator Ted Cruz blocks bill giving special refugee status to dissidents, citing spy threat from Beijing

  • Cruz says China would exploit relaxed immigration standards to send spies to the US
  • Under the bill, Hongkongers would be granted temporary protected status, joining citizens from 10 other countries including Syria and El Salvador

Topic |   Hong Kong national security law (NSL)
Senator Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas, objected legislation that would give Hongkongers special refugee status. Photo: Bloomberg
Senator Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas, objected legislation that would give Hongkongers special refugee status. Photo: Bloomberg
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