Speech at Panel on Security

Comprehensive review of the strategy of handling non-refoulement claims

Other issues

Referring to item (e) in Annex C to the Administration’s paper, Mr CHAN Chun-ying expressed concern about an average time lag of 11 months between the arrival of a claimant in Hong Kong and the lodging of a claim.

S for S said that the average time lag arose from the fact that many illegal immigrants and overstayers did not lodge a claim until they were intercepted by law enforcement officers in Hong Kong.