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Hong Kong MobileMaking a Global Population$
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Helen F. Siu and Agnes S. Ku

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9789622099180

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789622099180.001.0001

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Immigration Policies and Human Resources Planning

Immigration Policies and Human Resources Planning

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(p.148) (p.149) 6 Immigration Policies and Human Resources Planning
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Hong Kong Mobile
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Johannes M. M. Chan

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Hong Kong University Press
DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789622099180.003.0007

This chapter alerts to the complexity of the immigrant process and the contradictory policies on both sides of the border that exacerbate already difficult family situations. It also points to the discretionary power given to immigrant officials, whose approach to the cross-border flow of population is more one of security and less of family reunions. If these new arrivals have the right to be Hong Kong's present and future citizens, this chapter argues, the government should consider proactive ways to nurture them. Moreover, in view of the general decline in fertility rates among Hong Kong's locally born, these newcomers from mainland China could be a significant source for replenishing Hong Kong's labor force. Immigration policies involve social and human investment. The government should make use of this opportunity to eradicate prejudice and develop a comprehensive and proactive immigration policy.

Keywords:   immigrant officials, cross-border flow, Hong Kong, fertility rate, immigration policy

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