Dear Security Bureau,

I am writing to request the latest information on the following:
- The number of non-refoulement claimants who have lodged appeals or are pending decisions by the TCAB
- The number of non-refoulement claimants who have a pending application for leave for judicial review or application for judicial review against ImmD/ TCAB USM decisions
- The number of non-refoulement claimants pending removal or were not removable
- The 5 main reasons a non-refoulement claimant is deemed not removable

Thank you,
Rachel Li

Dear Ms Li,

Your application for Access to Information has been received.  The
application is now under processing.  We will give you a reply as soon as
possible.
 
(Miss Cuby Ng)
Security Bureau

From:        Rachel Li <[FOI #485 email]>
To:        FOI requests at Security Bureau <[Security Bureau request email]>,
Date:        16/06/2020 18:06
Subject:        Freedom of Information request - Number of non-refoulement
claimants, 2020

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Dear Security Bureau,

I am writing to request the latest information on the following:
-                 The number of non-refoulement claimants who have lodged
appeals or are pending decisions by the TCAB
-                 The number of non-refoulement claimants who have a
pending application for leave for judicial review or application for
judicial review against ImmD/ TCAB USM decisions
-                 The number of non-refoulement claimants pending removal
or were not removable
-                 The 5 main reasons a non-refoulement claimant is deemed
not removable

Thank you,
Rachel Li

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Dear Ms Li,

Further to the interim reply of 22 June 2020, I am writing to inform you
that your application for Access to Information is still under processing,
as more time is required to gather and consolidate the statistics
requested in your application.  We will give you a reply as soon as
possible.

Thank you for your kind attention.

(Miss Cuby Ng)
Security Bureau

From:        SB-AIOREQ/SB/HKSARG
To:        Rachel Li <[FOI #485 email]>,
Date:        22/06/2020 15:04
Subject:        Re: Freedom of Information request - Number of
non-refoulement claimants, 2020

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Dear Ms Li,

Your application for Access to Information has been received.  The
application is now under processing.  We will give you a reply as soon as
possible.
 
(Miss Cuby Ng)
Security Bureau

From:        Rachel Li <[FOI #485 email]>
To:        FOI requests at Security Bureau <[Security Bureau request email]>,
Date:        16/06/2020 18:06
Subject:        Freedom of Information request - Number of non-refoulement
claimants, 2020

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Dear Security Bureau,

I am writing to request the latest information on the following:
-                 The number of non-refoulement claimants who have lodged
appeals or are pending decisions by the TCAB
-                 The number of non-refoulement claimants who have a
pending application for leave for judicial review or application for
judicial review against ImmD/ TCAB USM decisions
-                 The number of non-refoulement claimants pending removal
or were not removable
-                 The 5 main reasons a non-refoulement claimant is deemed
not removable

Thank you,
Rachel Li

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Please use this email address for all replies to this request:
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to Security Bureau? If so, please contact us using this form:
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Dear Ms Li,

        I refer to your request for Access to Information on 16 June 2020.
 In consultation with the Torture Claims Appeal Board (TCAB) and the
Immigration Department (ImmD), the information is provided as below,
please.

2.        As at 31 May 2020, 19 198 appeals/petitions have been filed with
TCAB/Non-refoulement Claims Petitions Office against the Director of
Immigration's decision on non-refoulement claims.  Among them, 2 403
appeals/petitions are pending decision by TCAB.

3.        As at 31 May 2020, there are 245 claims pending screening by
ImmD.  Under the prevailing policy, ImmD will temporarily suspend the
removal of any persons (including non-refoulement claimants) from Hong
Kong if relevant court proceedings have commenced or are about to
commence.  According to the records of ImmD, around 7 600 unsuccessful
claimants whose claims have been rejected under the Unified Screening
Mechanism have applied to the court for leave for judicial review (JR) or
for JR.  Besides, around 2 800 other unsuccessful claimants remained in
Hong Kong as they were imprisoned, remanded, involved in ongoing criminal
investigation process, absconded or because of some other reasons, or were
waiting for repatriation arrangements.  

(Cyrus Cheung)
Security Bureau

From:        SB-AIOREQ/SB/HKSARG
To:        Rachel Li <[FOI #485 email]>,
Date:        07/07/2020 16:51
Subject:        Re: Freedom of Information request - Number of
non-refoulement claimants, 2020

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Dear Ms Li,

Further to the interim reply of 22 June 2020, I am writing to inform you
that your application for Access to Information is still under processing,
as more time is required to gather and consolidate the statistics
requested in your application.  We will give you a reply as soon as
possible.

Thank you for your kind attention.

(Miss Cuby Ng)
Security Bureau

From:        SB-AIOREQ/SB/HKSARG
To:        Rachel Li <[FOI #485 email]>,
Date:        22/06/2020 15:04
Subject:        Re: Freedom of Information request - Number of
non-refoulement claimants, 2020

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Dear Ms Li,

Your application for Access to Information has been received.  The
application is now under processing.  We will give you a reply as soon as
possible.
 
(Miss Cuby Ng)
Security Bureau

From:        Rachel Li <[FOI #485 email]>
To:        FOI requests at Security Bureau <[Security Bureau request email]>,
Date:        16/06/2020 18:06
Subject:        Freedom of Information request - Number of non-refoulement
claimants, 2020

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Dear Security Bureau,

I am writing to request the latest information on the following:
-                 The number of non-refoulement claimants who have lodged
appeals or are pending decisions by the TCAB
-                 The number of non-refoulement claimants who have a
pending application for leave for judicial review or application for
judicial review against ImmD/ TCAB USM decisions
-                 The number of non-refoulement claimants pending removal
or were not removable
-                 The 5 main reasons a non-refoulement claimant is deemed
not removable

Thank you,
Rachel Li

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the accessinfo.hk website.

Please use this email address for all replies to this request:
[FOI #485 email]

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to Security Bureau? If so, please contact us using this form:
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Dear Mr Cheung,

Thank you very much for the information and your assistance.

Kind Regards,
Rachel Li