Refugees are assets, not burden.
Despite their eagerness to give back to the city where they have
been granted protection, refugees in Hong Kong do not have the right to work and thereby they are denied the means to support themselves and the opportunity to live up to their full potential.
Therefore, Justice Centre Kong assists refugees to apply for
Permission to Work on a discretionary basis.
Justice Centre Hong Kong was pleased to learn that one of
our refugee clients, Alice (not her real name), was recently granted Permission to Work by the Immigration Department on a discretionary basis.
Alice is from East Africa and she has been in Hong Kong for
over 4.5 years. Her claim to non-refoulement protection was substantiated in the first quarter of 2018.
As a result of being granted Permission to Work, she is now
able to work as a Part-Time Language Assistant in a primary school and she is no longer forced to live on the charity of others.
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