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The British who are not British and the immigration policies that are not: the case of Hong Kong.
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PMID:  12291184     Owner:  PIP     Status:  MEDLINE    
"While 'closed-door' immigration policies are adopted by most countries, 'exceptionalist' legislation is often made to permit entry of special immigrant groups. An example is the British Nationality (Hong Kong) Act 1990, which was passed in the run-up to the change in sovereignty of Hong Kong in 1997. Britain's increasingly restrictive immigration policies prior to 1990 [have] resulted in the majority of Hong Kong citizens having British nationality (as British Dependent Territories citizens) but without the right of abode in the U.K. The 1990 Act conferred full British citizenship status on 50,000 heads of households in Hong Kong." The authors conclude that "in a world of marked global inequalities, immigration pressure will become even more extreme and is likely to produce an increasing number of cases of exceptionalist immigration legislation in countries with both ¿open' and 'closed'-door policies.'
A J Jowett; A M Findlay; F L Li; R Skeldon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Applied geography (Sevenoaks, England)     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0143-6228     ISO Abbreviation:  Appl Geogr     Publication Date:  1995 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-09-03     Completed Date:  1997-09-03     Revised Date:  2002-10-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101085119     Medline TA:  Appl Geogr     Country:  ENGLAND    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  245-65     Citation Subset:  J    
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MeSH Terms
Developed Countries
Developing Countries
Far East
Great Britain
Hong Kong
Public Policy*

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