Two Filipino women charged with breach of condition of stay for 21 years overstaying in HK

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Shatin Law Courts Building

The case of two Filipino women, aged 67 and 49, was scheduled to be heard today, June 16, at the Shatin Magistrate Courts.

The court document stated, that Domingo LD, 67, was charged on the 14th of June this year, being a person permitted to land in Hong Kong by an Immigration Assistant by virtue of section 11 of the Immigration Ordinance, did contravene a condition of stay in force.  Domingo’s last visa was on 29 April 2001.

Ramos RDLC, 49, stated in the court document that her last visa was on 4 September 2001. On 14th June 2022, the Immigration Department (ImmDep) charged her being a person permitted to land in Hong Kong by an Immigration Officer by virtue of section 11 of the Immigration Ordinance, did a contravene a condition of stay.

The offense of both Filipino women is Immigration Department Breach of Condition of Stay, contrary to Section 41 of the Immigration Ordinance, Cap. 115, Laws of Hong Kong.

The two cases were adjourned.

Meanwhile, a Filipino woman, Quintero HC, 38 years old, who came to Hong Kong in 2015 and overstayed, applied with non-refoulement. She faced the court with her one-year-old baby girl. Quintero said she has two sons back in the Philippines.

Her case was adjourned because, as her defense lawyer explained in the court, Quintero was applying for Legal aid for her appeal to her judiciary review, unfortunately, she did not know how to fill up the form, so she asked for help in filling up the form.  Her case will be heard again on 30 June at the same court and at the same time as announced by the court Acting Principal Magistrate David Cheung Chi-wai.

Non-refoulement is the practice of not forcing refugees or asylum seekers to return to a country in which they are liable to be subjected to persecution.