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Expeditiously formulating measures to combat the problem of ‘bogus refugees’

Jan 20th, 2016 | Government | Comment

Original Motion dated 16 December 2015

3 Amendments dated 6 January 2016 

Legco Council Meeting 27Jan2016

Refugee Union reports on asylum issues in Hong Kong

Dec 31st, 2015 | Advocacy | Comment

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Greater transparency is needed during the screening of refugees

Dec 24th, 2015 | Immigration, Media, Rejection | Comment

Greater transparency is needed during the screening of refugees

Refugees in Hong Kong face legal limbo

Dec 18th, 2015 | Media | Comment

VOA - Refugees in HK face legal limbo

Action is needed today not tomorrow

Dec 16th, 2015 | Advocacy, Personal Experiences, Refugee Community | Comment

I have been a refugee in Hong Kong for more than ten years. I struggle to survive with my family without the right to work. I beg for assistance here and there. I suffer discrimination daily because of government policies that turn society against refugees and poison local minds. I will not be defeated.

Since 2013 there has been a steady shift towards empowerment, countering a decade of suppression during which some people wanted to touch our minds and make us sleep. They told us to keep quiet and trust they worked for us. Today many refugees are speaking up for their rights. I welcome this change because nobody can fight and stand for refugees better than we can together.

Only we refugees know our suffering, the agony of years wasted without hope and without future. We need to take the first steps and mobilize before support will come from right and left. The changes we witnessed in the last two years did not come without struggle, protest and demands.

Dear Refugees, we can no longer sit and expect NGOs to perform on our behalf, because their actions are limited by different concerns that ours. We need to have courage and stand for our rights. We must take our destiny in our hands and push for the change we demand for ourselves and our children.

Hong Kong government encourages NGOs to calm down the tension of refugees, so that Immigration can conduct unfair justice and psychologically damage our hearts and discourage us from seeking asylum. How many brothers and sisters were threatened in CIC until they gave up and left? How many refugees were told they were not welcome?

Dear Brothers and Sisters, no one can feel the pain we suffer, not even the doctors who want to cure us. They may guess how much we are suffering, but they cannot feel our pain. People can say “I understand you”, but they do not. Only you know the pain inside your heart.

To be a refugee is not a crime as government propaganda repeats. Refugees are people who are forced to flee their country due to persecution, whether on an individual basis, or as part of a mass exodus following political, religious or military problems. Anyone can end up in our shoes and millions have through human history.

Action is needed today, not tomorrow. Let us come together as one for a better future.

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Action is needed today not tomorrow

We should give recognized refugees the right to meaningful work

Dec 15th, 2015 | Media | Comment

We should give recognized refugees the right to meaningful work

UN Committee Against Torture urges gov’t to ‘duly prosecute’ police who used excessive force during Occupy

Dec 12th, 2015 | Crime, Media, Police | Comment

HKFP - UN Committee Against Torture urges gov’t to ‘duly prosecute’ police

UN calls on HK Government to review the Unified Screening Mechanism

Dec 11th, 2015 | Government, Immigration | Comment

Official link

UN Committee against Torture recommendations (Dec2015)

Government welcomes constructive dialogue with UN Torture Committee

Dec 10th, 2015 | Government, Immigration | Comment

HKSAR Government welcomes constructive dialogue with UN Committee against Torture

Norwegian article on the refugee slums in Hong Kong

Dec 9th, 2015 | Immigration, Media, Rejection, Welfare | Comment

Norwegian article - Utlendighet - Nov 2015

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