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Hong Kong people will be ‘supported’ to come to the UK

Hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong people expected to move to the UK under the new visa scheme and offer housing, school, and employment opportunities, the community secretary says.

Some 27,000-visa applications have applied since Beijing imposed national security laws on the former British colony.

These visas give Hong Kong citizens the right to reside in the UK for five years.

Robert Jarrick told the BBC that ministers wanted to provide “necessary” assistance.

“If they fight, then we are here to support them,” he said.

He added, “This means that local councils will be there to house them, the welfare system will support them and the government can provide all the support to ensure someone arrives in difficult times.

Nathan Lowe, a prominent Hong Kong democracy activist, has granted asylum in the UK.

Mr. Lam said the Home Office had admitted it would “face serious political persecution” if it returned to Hong Kong.

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said the UK had a “proud history of providing protection to that in need.”

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By January 31, Hong Kong residents can come to live in Hong Kong for up to five years and apply for permanent residency.

Following the passage of China’s new Comprehensive Security Law for Hong Kong, the UK introduced visas for British citizens (abroad), making it easier to punish protesters and reduce Hong Kong’s autonomy.

Britain says it is eroding freedoms and rights.

Government sources say the number of places for new arrivals, many of whom will have young families, was a “push for recognition.”

If the number of visa applications continues to grow at the same rate, it will exceed the 154,000 expected by the Home Office in the first year of the plan.

Mr. Genrick said he hoped the new arrivals would make a “real and important contribution” in the UK, with many eligibles in teaching, medicine, or engineering.

However, community groups have previously been concerned that BNO visa holders need help finding work and housing.

Jobs Lin, director of the Hackney China Community Service, said he believed about 70 people had arrived.

He says many people book hotels or Airbnb when looking for a rental home.

Mr. Lam said, “We believe that this will accelerate with the calmness of the lockdown.”

Your charity has raised concerns with the government about school registration and access to leases.

The report also calls on police to intensify measures against British pro-Chinese governments who may attacked Hong Kong people.

Another charity, Hong Kong People’s Organization UK, headed by chief executive Simon M. Simon Cheng, said the British government should also provide assistance to those who took part in protests against Beijing but were not eligible for a BT visa.

He noted, “The BNO visa scheme is a lifeboat scheme to save people from tyranny, some of whom may need to help move, and have a launch pad to do more for the British economy and British democracy.

Although UK national visa holders do not have access to public funds in the UK, the government says those living in extreme poverty can receive help for social housing and other benefits.

There will be 12 virtual “welcome centers” in each country and in the UK to provide housing, education, and employment opportunities.

Educational materials on historical links between Britain and Hong Kong will made available to schools.

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