Number of people detained at the airport

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Dear Immigration Department,

I am writing to make a data access request about the number of people detained at the airport. May I know, in each of the years between 2018-20:

a) the number of people detained at the airport

b) of those in (a) how many were denied entry and returned for immigration reasons to their home country

c) of those in (a) how many tried to claim protection as Non-Refoulement Claimants

If a CSV or Excel format is possible, I would greatly appreciate it. Otherwise PDF or similar would be fine as well.

Yours faithfully,

Surabhi Chopra

Immigration Department

Our Ref.: L/M (5) in ImmD AP 6-5/1/C

 

Dear Ms CHOPRA,

 

Our department has received your application for access to information on
02.05.2021.  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
22.05.2021.

 

Thank you for your kind attention.

 

Regards,

Cassie CHEUK

for Director of Immigration

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From: Surabhi Chopra <[1][FOI #639 email]>
To: FOI requests at Immigration Department <[2][Immigration Department request email]>
Date: 02/05/2021 18:36
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Number of people detained at the
airport

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Dear Immigration Department,

I am writing to make a data access request about the number of people
detained at the airport. May I know, in each of the years between 2018-20:

a) the number of people detained at the airport

b) of those in (a) how many were denied entry and returned for immigration
reasons to their home country

c) of those in (a) how many tried to claim protection as Non-Refoulement
Claimants

If a CSV or Excel format is possible, I would greatly appreciate it.
Otherwise PDF or similar would be fine as well.

Yours faithfully,

Surabhi Chopra

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Immigration Department

Our Ref.: L/M (5) in ImmD AP 6-5/1/C

Dear Ms CHOPRA,

I refer to your request for access to information on 2 May 2021 and our
interim reply to you on 11 May 2021.  After careful consideration of your
request, I hereby provide you with the following information.

Number of cases refused permission to land at Airport Control Point:

Year         No. of cases

2018 8235

2019 7673

2020 2621

The Immigration Department does not maintain the requested statistics and
breakdowns on the number of people detained at Airport Control Point.  

I hope the information is useful to you.

Yours sincerely,

Cassie CHEUK

for Director of Immigration