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Detainees at CIC as at April 2021

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Dear Immigration Department,

I would appreciate if you could provide the number of detainees at the Castle Peak Bay Immigration Detention Centre as at 13 April 2021 (or any other date that is convenient to you for the purpose of collating relevant information under this request), disaggregated by:

(1) Detainees’ age (under 18, 18 – 30, 31- 40, 41-50, 51-60, 61-70, 71-80, Above 80 or other categories as appropriate)
(2) Detainees’ sex (male, female, transgender)
(3) Detainees’ nationality
(4) Detainees’ immigration status (non-refoulement claimants (“NFCs”) within the USM, former NFCs with ongoing judicial review applications, former NFCs pending removal, illegal entrants (excluding NFCs), overstayers (excluding NFCs), persons refused entry (excluding NFCs), former foreign national prisoners pending removal and other categories as appropriate)

Thank you very much for your assistance on this.

Kind Regards,
Rachel Li

Immigration Department

Our Reference: L/M (7) in ImmD CIC/6-5/10 (R)

Dear Rachel Li,

Our department has received your application for access to information on
13.04.2021. Your application is now under processing. According to
paragraph 1.16 of the Code on Access to Information, our department will
inform you of the latest progress of the case separately on or before
03.05.2021.

If you have any enquiry, please contact the undersigned via this email.

Best Regards,

CHEUNG Kai-ho
for Director of Immigration

Immigration Department

Our Reference: L/M (7) in ImmD CIC/6-5/10 (R).

Dear Rachel Li,

Further to the interim reply on 16.04.2021, I am writing to inform you
that your application for Access to Information is still under processing,
as more time is required to gather and consolidate the information
requested in your application (if any). According to paragraph 1.18 of the
Code on Access to Information, our department will inform you of the
latest progress of the case separately on or before 17.05.2021.

If you have any enquiry, please contact the undersigned via this email.

Best Regards,
CHEUNG Kai-ho
for Director of Immigration

Immigration Department

Our Reference: L/M (7) in ImmD CIC/6-5/10 (R)

Dear Rachel Li,

Further to the interim reply on 03.05.2021, I am writing to inform you
that your application for Access to Information is still under processing,
as more time is required to gather and consolidate the information
requested in your application (if any). According to paragraph 1.18 of the
Code on Access to Information, our department will inform you of the
latest progress of the case separately on or before 02.06.2021.

If you have any enquiry, please contact the undersigned via this email.

Best Regards,

CHEUNG Kai-ho
for Director of Immigration

Immigration Department

Our Reference: L/M (7) in ImmD CIC/6-5/10 (R)

Dear Rachel Li,
I refer to your request for access to information on 13 April 2021 and our
interim reply to you on 17 May 2021.  I hereby provide you the following
information.

The number of detainees at the Castle Peak Bay Immigration Centre (“CIC”)
as at 31 March 2021, disaggregated by:

1.        Detainees’ age:

Breakdown on the number of detainees at the CIC by age:

Under 18: 0
18-30: 52
31-40: 113
41-50: 53
51-60: 23
61-70: 4
71-80: 1
Above 80: 0

2.        Detainees’ sex:

Breakdown on the number of detainees at the CIC by sex:

Male: 167
Female: 78
Transgender: 1
Total: 246

3.        Detainees’ nationality:

Breakdown on the number of detainees at the CIC by countries/ territories:

Vietnam: 57
Indonesia: 28
India: 36
Pakistan: 30
Mainland China: 22
Philippines: 13
Bangladesh: 11
Nepal: 13
Others: 36

4.        Detainees’ immigration status:

Non-refoulement claimants^#: 199
Overstayers: 6
Illegal immigrants: 21
Other offenders liable to be removed: 20

^#Remarks:
On 31 March 2021, there were 199 detainees at the CIC who had lodged
non-refoulement claims. Amongst them, 60 were pending final determination
of their claims, while the remaining 139 were pending removal from Hong
Kong, including those who were rejected non-refoulement claimants having
lodged applications for judicial review to the courts and the removal
arrangements were suspended under the prevailing policy. The number of
claimants under detention varies from time to time, depending on the
changes in the circumstances of individual cases.
 
I hope the information is useful to you.

Best Regards,

CHEUNG Kai-ho
for Director of Immigration

Dear Cheung Kai-Ho,

Thank you very much for the information.

For 3. Detainee's nationality, can you please provide an exact breakdown of all countries/ territories categorised under "Others: 36"?

Kind Regards,
Rachel Li

Immigration Department

Our Reference: L/M (7) in ImmD CIC/6-5/10 (R)

Dear Rachel Li,

Our department has received your follow-up application for access to
information on 04.06.2021. Your application is now under processing.
According to paragraph 1.16 of the Code on Access to Information, our
department will inform you of the latest progress of the case separately
on or before 23.06.2021.

If you have any enquiry, please contact the undersigned via this email.

Best Regards,

LEI Wa-yan
for Director of Immigration

Immigration Department

Our Reference: L/M (7) in ImmD CIC/6-5/10 (R)

Dear Rachel Li,

I refer to your request for access to information on 3 June 2021 and our
previous replies under the same file reference on 1 June 2021 and 11 June
2021.  I hereby provide you the requested breakdown of information.

Afghanistan: 3
Benin: 1
Chinese (Stateless): 1
Colombia: 1
Ghana: 1
Guinea: 2
Gambia: 2
Guinea-Bissau: 1
Kenya: 1
Korea (Republic of): 1
Sri Lanka: 1
Madagascar 2
Mali: 1
Niger: 1
Nigeria: 5
Russian Federation: 1
Thailand: 3
Tunisia: 1
Uganda: 3
Ukraine: 1
U.S.A.: 1
Venezuela: 1
Zambia: 1
Total: 36

I hope the information is useful to you.

Best Regards,

CHEUNG Kai-ho
for Director of Immigration

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