Migrant children at TMCJH

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Dear Social Welfare Department,

I am writing to make an information request regarding migrant children held at Tuen Mun Children and Juvenile Home (“TMCJH”). May I know,

1) What are the reasons for migrant children (ie. non-local children) to be held in TMCJH?
2) In 2020, what were the reasons (ex. Sections under the Immigration Ordinance, or other as applicable) for 24 migrant children to be admitted to TMCJH?

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

Yours faithfully,

H. Y. Fung

Social Welfare Department

Dear H. Y. Fung,
 
Code on Access to Information
Application No. 7/2022
 
Thank you for your email dated 14 February 2022 seeking access to the
information regarding migrant children held at Tuen Mun Children and
Juvenile Home ("TMCJH").  Our reply is as follows:
 
TMCJH serves as a place of refugee providing temporary custody for illegal
immigrants aged under 18 according to Section 4 of the Immigration (Places
of Detention) Order (Chapter 115B).  The 24 migrant children that you
mentioned are under the arrangement of this Order.
 
Should you have any enquiries, please feel free to contact the undersigned
at 2892 5642.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
 
(Ms Ellen SHUM)
for Director of Social Welfare
 

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收件人: FOI requests at Social Welfare Department <[Social Welfare Department request email]>
寄件人: "H. Y. Fung" <[FOI #979 email]>
日期: 02/14/2022 02:45下午
主旨: Freedom of Information request - Migrant children at TMCJH

Dear Social Welfare Department,

I am writing to make an information request regarding migrant children
held at Tuen Mun Children and Juvenile Home (“TMCJH”). May I know,

1) What are the reasons for migrant children (ie. non-local children) to
be held in TMCJH?

2) In 2020, what were the reasons (ex. Sections under the Immigration
Ordinance, or other as applicable) for 24 migrant children to be admitted
to TMCJH?

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

Yours faithfully,

H. Y. Fung

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Dear Social Welfare Department,

Thank you very much for your response and explanation.

I would like to clarify: Does the Social Welfare Department maintain information on the reason of holding migrant children in TMCJH? Namely, sections of the Immigration Ordinance (Cap. 115)- for example children who are held under Section 31 (Detention of deportee for inquiries) or Section 32 (Detention pending removal or deportation), and so on.

Further, may I know, does the Social Welfare Department maintain statistics on how many migrant children held at TMCJH have their parents / carers in Hong Kong or whether they are unaccompanied in Hong Kong?

Thank you again for your help with this matter; it is greatly appreciated.

Yours sincerely,

H. Y. Fung

Social Welfare Department

Dear H. Y. Fung,
Code on Access to Information
Application No. 7/2022
Thank you for your email dated 24 February 2022 seeking further
information regarding migrant children held at Tuen Mun Children and
Juvenile Home ("TMCJH").  Our reply is as follows:
The Social Welfare Department ("SWD") does not have any information
regarding the reason(s) of detention with regard to cases detained in
TMCJH under the Immigration Ordinance, Chapter 115.  SWD also does not
have any information regarding the detained children's parents or carers,
or whether or not these children are unaccompanied in Hong Kong.
Should you have any enquiries, please feel free to contact the undersigned
at 2892 5642.
Yours sincerely,
(Ms Ellen SHUM)
for Director of Social Welfare
-----"H. Y. Fung" <[FOI #979 email]> 撰寫:-----
收件人: FOI requests at Social Welfare Department <[Social Welfare Department request email]>
寄件人: "H. Y. Fung" <[FOI #979 email]>
日期: 02/24/2022 02:19下午
主旨: Re: Freedom of Information request - Migrant children at TMCJH

Dear Social Welfare Department,

Thank you very much for your response and explanation.

I would like to clarify: Does the Social Welfare Department maintain
information on the reason of holding migrant children in TMCJH? Namely,
sections of the Immigration Ordinance (Cap. 115)- for example children who
are held under Section 31 (Detention of deportee for inquiries) or Section
32 (Detention pending removal or deportation), and so on.

Further, may I know, does the Social Welfare Department maintain
statistics on how many migrant children held at TMCJH have their parents /
carers in Hong Kong or whether they are unaccompanied in Hong Kong?

Thank you again for your help with this matter; it is greatly appreciated.

Yours sincerely,

H. Y. Fung

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Dear Social Welfare Department,

Thank you very much for your response. May I know which department might have the information requested (ie. Immigration Department or other)?

Thank you again for your help with this matter.

Yours faithfully,

H. Y. Fung

Social Welfare Department

Dear H. Y. Fung,
Thanks for your email dated 12.5.2022.
As the requested information is under the purview of Immigration
Department, I should be grateful for your consent for our referral of your
request to the Immigration Department for their direct reply, please.
Yours sincerely
(Ms Ellen SHUM)
for Director of Social Welfare
-----"H. Y. Fung" <[FOI #979 email]> 撰寫:-----
收件人: FOI requests at Social Welfare Department <[Social Welfare Department request email]>
寄件人: "H. Y. Fung" <[FOI #979 email]>
日期: 05/12/2022 11:42上午
主旨: Re: Freedom of Information request - Migrant children at TMCJH

Dear Social Welfare Department,

Thank you very much for your response. May I know which department might
have the information requested (ie. Immigration Department or other)?

Thank you again for your help with this matter.

Yours faithfully,

H. Y. Fung

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Dear Social Welfare Department,

Thank you very much for your reply. Please kindly refer the request to the Immigration Department, thank you.

Yours faithfully,

H. Y. Fung