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HK presents a hostile environment to those seeking protection

Oct 15th, 2015 | Crime, Immigration, Media, Rejection | Comment

The time when Hong Kong received thousands of Vietnamese asylum seekers may still be a vivid memory for some, though it is probably fading for most others. As indicated in the article below, it is true that a concerted response by the government helped to avert a greater crisis.

Yet it is often forgotten that the response was humanitarian at first, though later transformed to mark the extraneousness of unwelcome arrivals from law-abiding Hong Kong society. The camps became places of vice and lawlessness under Hong Kong’s watch. Their depiction as such was never delete from public discourse affecting policy to this day.

The present reality suggested in the article below of government-engineered hostility towards asylum seekers finds its roots in the Vietnamese era. We no longer have camps, but refugee slums have assuming the same function. The self-serving demonization of asylum seekers who take up Hong Kong’s offer of asylum continues.

As it was the case back then, asylum seekers are legally marginalized, confined in spaces of immiseration that challenge their survival. They are portrayed as abusive, criminally-minded economic migrants with little though to the reason why such survival strategies are adopted today as they were back then. 

SCMP - HK presents a hostile environment to those seeking protection

Immigration reply to Legco questions

Oct 7th, 2015 | Government, Immigration, Rejection | Comment

Questions by the Hon. Dennis Kwok to the Administration on 7 July 2015

ImmD reply to Legco - 24Aug2015

Dear Asia: The refugee crisis is our problem, too

Oct 7th, 2015 | Immigration, Media, Rejection | Comment

Quartz - Asia must do more (Joyce Man)

Misinformation spread in India

Oct 6th, 2015 | Crime, Immigration, Media | Comment

HONG KONG ASYLUM VISA

No Any Advance Charge

Urgent requirement for Hong Kong

General Worker, Waiter and Helper

2 Year Asylum Visa

The Standard - Asylum Visa report (5Oct2015) small

India agencies promise HK jobs through ‘asylum visa’

Oct 5th, 2015 | Crime, Immigration, Media | Comment

Standard - India agencies promise HK jobs through `asylum visa'

Work not war seen as reason for Asia influx

Oct 5th, 2015 | Crime, Immigration, Media, Rejection | Comment

Standard - Work not war seen as reason for Asia influx

Hong Kong’s no-work policy is turning asylum seekers into beggars

Oct 5th, 2015 | Crime, Immigration, Refugee Community, Rejection, Welfare | Comment

SCMP - Hong Kong's no-work policy is turning asylum seekers into beggars

Prison chaplain says lack of job prospects in Hong Kong force many refugees into life of crime

Oct 5th, 2015 | Advocacy, Crime, Immigration, Welfare | Comment

SCMP - Prison chaplain says lack of job prospects in Hong Kong force many refugees into life of crime

HCAL 66/2015 Taizul Islam vs. TCAB

Oct 5th, 2015 | Immigration, Legal | Comment

HCAL0066_2015 Taizul Islam vs TCAB

HCAl 77/2015 SA vs. TCAB

Oct 5th, 2015 | Immigration, Legal, Rejection | Comment

HCAL 0077-2015 SA vs TCAB

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