asylum seekers hong kong Hong Kong Asylum Seekers File
Media articles - 2016 and before
22, 2016: Proposal
The asylum seeker situation in HK is a mess ... and is getting messier as more and more asylum seekers become involved in crime. I have put together some ideas that the government might use to stop the mess getting worse ... and then do a clean up
Yesterday at Tuen Mun Immigration Centre I chatted with many new asylum seekers from India and Bangladesh, nearly all of them scammed into coming to HK. One group of more than a dozen from Bangladesh said that each of them paid HK$45,000 (!) to come to HK ...to raise which they sold land, sold or melted down their mothers' and wives' gold rings etc etc.
Nov 24, 2015: HK's bogus asylum claim industry: The black-market labour racket and the middlemen making millions
Nov 22, 2015: The dark path to becoming an illegal worker in Hong Kong
14, 2015: TVB documentary on situation of HK's asylum seekers
Oct 5 SCMP - online report: It's time to shut the door on asylum seekers, prison chaplain urges, as crime and job prospects worsen
2015-09-08 Asylum seekers: time for judicial inquiry
2014-12-02 Time to shut door to asylum seekers
SCMP: South Asians being smuggled into HK via
2014-07-23 Asia Sentinel: Stateless in HK and happy to be
2014-03-18 Hong Kong's "Dirty Secret"
2014-03-06: Hong Kong's dirty secret- thousands of asylum seekers left
seekers seek what in Hong Kong?
- and see the 8 excellent comments by local HK people