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Dear Social Welfare Department,

I am writing to make an information request regarding non-local / migrant minors who turn 18 years of age in Tuen Mun Children & Juvenile Home (“TMCJH”). May I know,

1) Considering that TMCJH holds minor children, in the case where a migrant (ie. Non-local) child held at TMCJH turns 18 years of age, would they then be transferred to Castle Peak Bay Immigration Centre?

2) If not, where would they be transferred to?

Any relevant information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your help with this matter.

Yours faithfully,

H. Y. Fung

Social Welfare Department

Dear H. Y. Fung,

 

Code on Access to Information

Application No. 31/2022

 

Thank you for your email dated 12 May 2022 seeking access to the
information regarding non-local / migrant minors who turn 18 years of age
in Tuen Mun Children & Juvenile Home (“TMCJH”) -

 

1) Considering that TMCJH holds minor children, in the case where a
migrant (ie. Non-local) child held at TMCJH turns 18 years of age, would
they then be transferred to Castle Peak Bay Immigration Centre?

 

2) If not, where would they be transferred to?

 

Please find our reply below -

 

TMCJH admits illegal immigrants aged under 18 as referred by the
Immigration Department under the Immigration Ordinance, Chapter 115.  The
Immigration Department would take over the illegal immigrants from TMCJH
before they reach 18 years of age.  The Social Welfare Department does not
have information of where they go after they have left TMCJH.

 

Should you have any enquiries, please feel free to contact the undersigned
at 2892 5628.

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

(Ms Heather CHAN)

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 #1091 email]>
日期: 05/12/2022 12:20下午
主旨: Freedom of Information request - Migrant children who turn 18 at
TMCJH

Dear Social Welfare Department,

I am writing to make an information request regarding non-local / migrant
minors who turn 18 years of age in Tuen Mun Children & Juvenile Home
(“TMCJH”). May I know,

1) Considering that TMCJH holds minor children, in the case where a
migrant (ie. Non-local) child held at TMCJH turns 18 years of age, would
they then be transferred to Castle Peak Bay Immigration Centre?

2) If not, where would they be transferred to?

Any relevant information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your
help with this matter.

Yours faithfully,

H. Y. Fung

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