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

入境事務處

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

入境事務處

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

入境事務處

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

Dear RAQUEL AMADOR,

Our department has received your follow-up application for access to
information on 15.09.2021. 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 05.10.2021.

If you have any enquiry, please contact the undersigned via this email.

Best Regards,

CHEUNG Kai-ho
for Director of Immigration

入境事務處

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 15 September 2021 and
our previous replies under the same file reference on 1 April 2021 and 24
September 2021.  I hereby provide you the following information.

Detainee population on 31 December of each of the years between 2010-2017
at the Castle Peak Bay Immigration Centre (“CIC”):.

Year 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
No. of detainees 263 332 375 446 365 409 395 372

The Immigration Department does not maintain the requested information of
the number of detainees at the CIC who had lodged non-refoulement claims
from 2010 to 2017.

I hope the information is useful to you.

Best Regards,

CHEUNG Kai-ho
for Director of Immigration