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UK extends immigration rights for 3M eligible Hong Kongers

LONDON (AP) — The U.K. government says it is extending residency rights and a route to citizenship to up to 3 million Hong Kongers who are eligible for a special category of British passport by virtue of Hong Kong’s status as a former British colony. Britain’s foreign secretary stressed Wednesday that the government believes it is upholding a historic duty to Hong Kong after Beijing imposed a sweeping new national security law in the city. Dominic Raab says the U.K. is scrapping the current 6-month limit on stays by British National Overseas passport-holders and allowing eligible Hong Kongers the right to live and work in Britain for five years, then apply for settled status and ultimately citizenship.

Associated Press

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