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Statistics on immigration detention: 2014-2019

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Dear Immigration Department,

I am writing to request the following information:
• The number of non-refoulement claimants detained under immigration powers for each year from 2014 - 2019;
• The number of detained individuals who, prior to their detention, had ongoing USM claims for each year from 2014 – 2019;
• The number of detained individuals who have lodged claims within the USM during the period of their detention for each year from 2014 – 2019;

Contrary to your reply in access to information request IL/00401988/19; ImmD RM/6-5/10/2019/243(R), I am aware the Immigration Department maintains statistics on the number of non-refoulement claimants detained under immigration powers, as evidenced by information provided in SBCR 7/3221/15 Pt.8; LC Paper No. CB(2)592/18-19(01) at p.3.

Thank you,
Rachel Li

Immigration Department

Our ref. : IL/00327265/20, L/M (28) in ImmD RALS1/6-20/3/C

Dear Ms Li,

 

We refer to your application for access to information of 5 June 2020
relating to statistics on non-refoulement claims.

 

Your application is now under processing.  Our Department would revert to
you on or before 25 June 2020 according to paragraph 1.16 of the Code on
Access to Information.

 

 

Best Regards,

 

 

(FUNG Man-him)

for Director of Immigration

To learn more about the application requirements and procedures of the
most frequently used services provided by the Hong Kong Immigration
Department, you are welcome to visit the Easy Access Playlist at Hong Kong
Immigration Department [1]YouTube Channel. The concerned video clips have
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Immigration Department

Our ref. : IL/00354462/20, L/M (28) in ImmD RALS1/6-20/3/C

Dear Ms Li,

      We refer to your application for access to information of 5 June
2020 relating to statistics on non-refoulement claims.

 

Further to our interim reply of 12 June 2020, please be informed that the
quoted information in LC Paper No. CB(2)592/18-19(01) was the number of
persons detained in the Castle Peak Bay Immigration Centre ("CIC") as at
end of November 2019.  As at 31 May 2020, 399 persons (including 79
non-refoulement claimants pending final determination of their claims)
were being detained in the CIC. The number of claimants detained varies
from time to time, depending on the changes in the circumstances of
individual cases.  The figures denoted the situation at the time of
reporting.

 

The above available statistics, however, does not contain information as
to whether the individuals had lodged their non-refoulement claims during
or prior to detention as requested in IL/00401988/19; ImmD
RM/6-5/10/2019/243(R). 

 

I hope you would find the above information useful.

 

 

Best Regards,

 

 

(FUNG Man-him)

for Director of Immigration

To learn more about the application requirements and procedures of the
most frequently used services provided by the Hong Kong Immigration
Department, you are welcome to visit the Easy Access Playlist at Hong Kong
Immigration Department [1]YouTube Channel. The concerned video clips have
Cantonese voice-over supplemented by Chinese or English subtitles.

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Dear Fung Man-him,

Thank you very much for the information.

Can you please clarify whether the 79 non-refoulement claimants detained at the CIC includes individuals who have ongoing judicial review cases?

Kind Regards,
Rachel Li

Immigration Department

Our ref. : IL/00417254/20, L/M (35) in ImmD RALS1/6-20/3/C

 

Dear Ms Li,

 

We refer to your application for access to information of 13 July 2020
relating to statistics on non-refoulement claims.

 

Your application is now under processing.  Our Department would revert to
you on or before 2 August 2020 according to paragraph 1.16 of the Code on
Access to Information.

 

 

Best Regards,

 

 

(FUNG Man-him)

for Director of Immigration

To learn more about the application requirements and procedures of the
most frequently used services provided by the Hong Kong Immigration
Department, you are welcome to visit the Easy Access Playlist at Hong Kong
Immigration Department [1]YouTube Channel. The concerned video clips have
Cantonese voice-over supplemented by Chinese or English subtitles.

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Immigration Department

Our ref. : IL/00435503/20, L/M (35) in ImmD RALS1/6-20/3/C

Dear Ms Li,

 

We refer to your application for access to information of 13 July 2020
relating to statistics on non-refoulement claims and our interim reply on
22 July 2020.

 

We need more time to handle your application.  Our Department would revert
to you on or before 1 September 2020 according to paragraph 1.18 of the
Code on Access to Information.

 

 

Best Regards,

 

 

(FUNG Man-him)

for Director of Immigration

To learn more about the application requirements and procedures of the
most frequently used services provided by the Hong Kong Immigration
Department, you are welcome to visit the Easy Access Playlist at Hong Kong
Immigration Department [1]YouTube Channel. The concerned video clips have
Cantonese voice-over supplemented by Chinese or English subtitles.

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Immigration Department

Our ref. : IL/00438611/20, L/M (35) in ImmD RALS1/6-20/3/C

 

Dear Ms Li,

 

We refer to your application for access to information of 13 July 2020
relating to statistics on non-refoulement claims and our interim replies
on 22 and 31 July 2020.

 

Please be informed that as at 31 May 2020, 79 non-refoulement claimants
pending final determination of their claims detained in the Castle Peak
Bay Immigration Centre refers to those with their claims or appeals still
under processing, irrespective of whether they have any ongoing judicial
review proceedings or not.

 

 

Best Regards,

 

 

(FUNG Man-him)

for Director of Immigration

To learn more about the application requirements and procedures of the
most frequently used services provided by the Hong Kong Immigration
Department, you are welcome to visit the Easy Access Playlist at Hong Kong
Immigration Department [1]YouTube Channel. The concerned video clips have
Cantonese voice-over supplemented by Chinese or English subtitles.

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