The departures hall at Hong Kong International Airport. Since 2018, the Immigration Department has been receiving about 1,000 to 1,200 new asylum bid claims per year. Photo: Felix Wong The departures hall at Hong Kong International Airport. Since 2018, the Immigration Department has been receiving about 1,000 to 1,200 new asylum bid claims per year. Photo: Felix Wong
The departures hall at Hong Kong International Airport. Since 2018, the Immigration Department has been receiving about 1,000 to 1,200 new asylum bid claims per year. Photo: Felix Wong

Hong Kong Security Bureau accuses Bar Association of causing confusion by claiming law change lets authorities stop residents leaving city

  • Security officials say barristers’ group mistaken in saying amendment to immigration law will mean authorities can override right of residents to freely enter and leave city
  • The change is aimed at stopping asylum seekers from coming to Hong Kong and is allowed under a global aviation agreement, it says

Topic |   Hong Kong politics
The departures hall at Hong Kong International Airport. Since 2018, the Immigration Department has been receiving about 1,000 to 1,200 new asylum bid claims per year. Photo: Felix Wong The departures hall at Hong Kong International Airport. Since 2018, the Immigration Department has been receiving about 1,000 to 1,200 new asylum bid claims per year. Photo: Felix Wong
The departures hall at Hong Kong International Airport. Since 2018, the Immigration Department has been receiving about 1,000 to 1,200 new asylum bid claims per year. Photo: Felix Wong
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