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Immigration detainees at CIC with minor dependents

Raquel Amador made this Freedom of Information request to Immigration Department

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Dear Immigration Department,

I am writing to make an information request regarding data held on immigration detainees at Castle Peak Bay Immigration Centre (“CIC”) with minor dependents. May I know,

1) How many detainees at CIC had their children with them inside detention?
2) How many detainees at CIC had minor dependents outside of the detention facility?
3) What kind of data is maintained in relation to the above two questions? (ex. Subcategory of end of month population)

Any relevant information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much for your help.

Yours faithfully,

Raquel Amador

Immigration Department

Our Reference: L/M (3) in ImmD CIC/6-5/10 (R) Pt.5

Dear Raquel Amador,

Our department has received your application for access to information on
14.02.2022. 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
06.03.2022.

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 (3) in ImmD CIC/6-5/10 (R) Pt.5

Dear Raquel Amador,
I refer to your request for access to information on 14 February 2022 and
our interim reply to you on 21 February 2022.  I hereby provide you with
the following information.

Castle Peak Bay Immigration Centre (“CIC”) is an immigration detention
facility for detaining immigration offenders (18 years old or above) who
are awaiting repatriation/removal/deportation/final determination of their
non-refoulement claims in accordance with the Immigration Ordinance.

The Immigration Department does not maintain the requested statistical
information at the CIC.

I hope the information is useful to you.

Best Regards,

CHEUNG Kai-ho
for Director of Immigration

Dear Immigration Department,

Thank you for your reply. May I know, are there exceptional circumstances where a minor dependent would be held in CIC with their adult carer (ex. where the child is under a certain age, there is no one else to care for the child, etc)?

Thank you for your help with this matter.

Yours faithfully,

Raquel Amador

Immigration Department

Our Reference: L/M (3) in ImmD CIC/6-5/10 (R) Pt.5

Dear Raquel Amador,

Our department has received your follow-up application for access to
information on 18.03.2022. 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 07.04.2022.

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 (3) in ImmD CIC/6-5/10 (R) Pt.5

Dear Raquel Amador,
I refer to your request for access to information on 18 March 2022 and our
interim reply to you on 25 March 2022. I hereby provide you with the
following information.

Castle Peak Bay Immigration Centre (“CIC”) is an immigration detention
facility for detaining immigration offenders (18 years old or above) who
are awaiting repatriation/removal/deportation/final determination of their
non-refoulement claims in accordance with the Immigration Ordinance. The
Immigration Department (“ImmD”) does not maintain the requested
information of minor dependent at the CIC.

When necessary, officers of the ImmD may seek professional assistance from
and closely liaise with the relevant department and/ or institution, such
as Social Welfare Department which is responsible for, amongst others,
child welfare services.

I hope the information is useful to you.

Best Regards,

CHEUNG Kai-ho
for Director of Immigration

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