Single parents in PRC to rejoin their left-alone children in Hong Kong

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This group of parents had me speak to them about one month ago.  A parent without their children numbering about 70 were protesting outside the Family Court building in Hong Kong. They shared with me that as the case has been ongoing for over a decade the press had dropped any coverage.  Glad to see Apple take it back up for public knowledge.  The reality is that a basic human right is that children are to be cared by a parent in attendance – not cared by aunties, grandparents or domestic helpers.  A great disservice and injustice before God to the children if both parents are removed from the care of the child.  Pain, hurt and many consequences lasting a lifetime to a child who experiences this brought on by a court ruling disallowing the child from being raised by both parents.
This practice taken by the court in Hong Kong is a stench before God’s nostrils.
Society for Community Organisation demanded speedier process in the application of the single parents in PRC to reside and rejoin their left-alone children in Hong Kong.
社協到入境處請願 促批單親母來港

【本報訊】社區組織協會與40名中港分離單親家庭母親及兒童,昨到入境處請願,反映分離單親家庭生活的苦況。社協批評,港府漠視兒童權益,迄今未有與內地制訂單親家庭團聚政策,要求入境處向內地爭取單程證名額,及運用酌情權盡快批准單親媽媽來港照顧子女。社協引述入境處表示,政策未有進展,但會跟進個案。

7,000兒童受影響
社協表示,現時本港約有7,000名在港出生、或獲批單程證居港的兒童,他們父親是香港人,但已去世或已遺棄他們,惟內地母親卻未獲批准來港,兒童隻身在港成為變相「孤兒」。團體表示,單親內地媽媽長年持雙程證來港照顧子女,每隔一段時間子女就要中斷學業數周,隨母回鄉續「探親證」,學業嚴重受影響。
根據現行入境政策,內地單親媽媽不會獲批單程證,一年多簽的探親政策亦不惠及單親家庭。社協表示,曾就事件與受影響兒童約見入境處處長,但遭拒絕並指單程證由中方決定;而昨日會見的入境處官員,亦只稱會跟進個案,促請特首及保安局立即聯絡內地公安部,商討安排中港單親媽媽來港定居安排。

Google translate:

Society for Community Organization in Hong Kong with 40 separate mothers and children of single parent families, immigration petition yesterday to reflect the separation of the plight of single-parent family life. SOCO criticized Government continues to ignore children’s rights, so far, no single-parent family reunification with the mainland formulate policies requiring immigration quota of the mainland to fight, and to exercise discretion to ratify a single mother to take care of their children. SOCO quoted government spokesman said the policy did not progress, but will follow up the case.
7,000 children affected
SOCO said that at present there are about 7,000 born in Hong Kong, or the granting of residence OWP children, their father is a Hong Kong people, but to have died or abandoned them, but the mother has not approved the mainland to Hong Kong alone in children Hong Kong became a disguised “orphan.” Group said, single mother for many years the mainland to Hong Kong TWP care of their children, their children would interrupt their studies at regular intervals for several weeks, the mother’s hometown continued “visiting card” studies seriously affected.
Under current immigration policy, the mainland will not be approved OWP single mothers, more than a year to visit relatives signed nor benefit policies parent families. SOCO, said the incident had affected children met with the Director of Immigration, but was refused and pointed OWP decision by the Chinese side; while immigration officials met yesterday, has only said that it would follow up the case, urging the Chief Executive and the Security Bureau immediately Contact the Mainland Public Security, to discuss arrangements for Hong Kong single mothers arrivals arrangements.

Link:  http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/news/art/20130718/18338645

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