Number of non-refoulement claimants held at Castle Peak Bay Immigration Centre

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Dear Immigration Department,

I am writing to make a data access request about the number of non-refoulement claimants held at Castle Peak Bay Immigration Centre. May I know, in each of the years between 2018-20:

a) the detainee population on 31 December of each year and of those how many are non-refoulement claimants

b) the number of detainees admitted in each year and of those how many are non-refoulement claimants

Yours faithfully,

Raquel Amador

Immigration Department

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

Dear Mr. RAQUEL AMADOR,

Our department has received your application for access to information on
18.03.2021. 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
06.04.2021.

Thank you for your attention.

Best Regards,

CHEUNG Kai-ho
for Director of Immigration

Immigration Department

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

Dear RAQUEL AMADOR,

I refer to your request for access to information on 17 March 2021 and our
interim reply to you on 23 March 2021.  I hereby provide you the following
information.

(a) Detainee population on 31 December of each year at the Castle Peak Bay
Immigration Centre (“CIC”):.

Year 2018 2019 2020
No. of detainees 355 346 248

The number of detainees at the CIC as at 31 December 2019 and 2020 who had
lodged non-refoulement claims were 291 and 215 respectively.  The
Immigration Department (“ImmD”) does not maintain the corresponding figure
as at end of 2018.

(b) Number of admissions to the CIC from 2018 to 2020:

Year 2018 2019 2020
No. of admissions 6,277 5,353 3,988

The ImmD does not maintain the requested breakdown information of
detainees.

I hope the information is useful to you.

Best Regards,

CHEUNG Kai-ho

for Director of Immigration

Dear Immigration Department,

Thank you for your response. I would like to ask for some additional information regarding the number of non-refoulement claimants held at Castle Peak Bay Immigration Centre.

May I know, in each of the years between 2010 – 2017,

A) the detainee population on 31 December of each year and of those how many were non-refoulement claimants

If a CSV or Excel format is possible, I would greatly appreciate it.

Yours faithfully,

Raquel Amador